Penn State alumnus named Bellisario College director of development

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A Penn State alumnus with experience leading multimillion-dollar fundraising efforts across the world has joined the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications as director of development.

Jose Lugaro is an alumnus of the Smeal College of Business at Penn State and got his start in development while a student working at the University’s Lion Line from 1996 to 1998.

Since graduating, he has had front-line fundraising and senior management positions as well as consultancies both inside and outside higher education. He has worked with Michigan State University, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the LGBT Community Center of New York.

Lugaro was most recently the vice president for development at the Fund for Global Human Rights, a grant-making institution with 350 grantees in 22 countries around the world. He was responsible for the organization's $15 million annual fundraising efforts and directed a staff of 10 in the U.S. and U.K.

Last Updated September 22, 2017