Mike Goodwin is a results-oriented professional with more than three decades of experience in institutional advancement. Currently the President and CEO of the Oregon State University Foundation, Goodwin recently oversaw the successful completion of The Campaign for OSU, the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. Over ten years, campaign donors contributed more than $1.1 billion toward scholarships, facilities and endowed faculty positions.
Prior to arriving at OSU in November 2004, Goodwin provided direction and leadership for comprehensive capital campaigns at two other major research universities. He directed the largest and most successful campaign in Georgetown University’s history, the $1 billion Third Century Campaign. He also developed and implemented Georgetown’s post-campaign strategy, designed to maintain momentum of the major gift program. Before his work at Georgetown, Goodwin held leadership positions at Washington State University, where he directed the first comprehensive campaign in the university’s history. He began his development career with Eastside Catholic High School in Bellevue, Wash. (now Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish, Wash.).
Goodwin serves on the boards of the Portland Business Alliance and The Beaver Caucus, a legislative advocacy effort at OSU. Since 2008 he also has served on the national Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Board of Trustees, where he is currently Chair, and is a former chair and board member of CASE District VIII. At the request of the U.S. Department of State, Goodwin traveled to the republic of Georgia in 2009 to help Georgian universities develop their philanthropic programming. Goodwin is the recipient of CASE’s District VIII Distinguished Service Award (2012), the CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award (2013), and the Allan Price Award for Distinguished Service to the Fundraising Profession (2014).
A native of Seattle, Wash., Goodwin earned his bachelor’s in English from the University of San Francisco and his master’s degree from the University of Washington.