Chief Advancement Officer, Deakin University
Jimmy Buck is the Chief Advancement Officer at Deakin University, leading a growing team of advancement practitioners at one of Australia’s youngest and most progressive universities. A lifelong fundraiser, Jimmy started his career in advancement as a university student, co-chairing Boston University’s class gift campaign that raised $100,000 from graduating students.
During his nine years at the University of Sydney, he worked across all areas of advancement, leading advancement services, alumni relations, and development teams in both higher education and medical philanthropy. He also played a leadership role in generating philanthropic income towards the first Australian university campaign to raise $1 billion: INSPIRED – the Campaign for the University of Sydney.
Jimmy is a volunteer and speaker for CASE, the Council for Advancement & Support of Education. He is a Board Member of Anam Cara House Geelong and the Community Bank at Deakin University, as well as the Journal of Educational Advancement & Marketing Editorial Board.