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RIA # 166: Dr. Jay Dillon on Alumni Giving and Identity

Dr. Jay Dillon

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Jay Le Roux Dillon, a social scientist and founder of Alumni Identity Fundraising Consultants. His research and consulting practice help institutions identify ideal alumni donors through the lens of social psychology and data science. Dr. Dillon was previously director of alumni engagement at the University of San Francisco and executive director of alumni strategic initiatives at UCLA. He is dedicated to improving philanthropy in order to bring social justice and equity to education. He holds a doctorate in organization and leadership from USF and a master’s and bachelor’s degree in music from UCLA.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Research on Alumni [00:00-17:23]

In this first segment, Jay describes what led him to researching alumni giving and identity.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Alumni Engagement and Equity [17:24-31:45]

In segment two, Jay discusses the relationship between alumni giving and equity.

Bonus Clip [00:00-04:50]: Jay’s Research Influences

In this bonus clip, the following resources are mentioned:

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