Dave Facer has been named foundation executive director at College of Eastern Idaho. Facer started his career at Children’s Miracle Network in Salt Lake City after his graduation from the University of Utah. He spent most of his time at CMN building the annual event at university campuses across the nation called “Dance Marathon.” In six years, the marathon grew to more than 50 participating universities raising $2 million per year, and he was responsible for all of CMN’s collegiate activities.
Facer’s next stop was BYU-Idaho in Rexburg where he took a fledgling corporate and foundation effort and built it into a program that raised $4 million to $5 million annually. He was a team leader and for four years led an organization of other team leaders to increase fundraising policy, correlation and a sense of esprit de corps within his department. Facer worked with individuals or major gift fundraising within assigned areas around the country.
Recently, Facer was at Intermountain Healthcare, focusing on fundraising opportunities for the organization’s nonprofit hospitals in Utah County.
For more than 25 years, Facer has helped universities and other nonprofits advance their missions through corporate, foundation and major gift fundraising, compassionate leadership, top-notch grant writing, portfolio management, building ties among competing departments, and raising nearly $60 million in total.