Capture Higher Ed

How to Double 

Your Major Gift Commitments


Presented by Kevin Bauman and John Foster

Attention prospect researchers, major gift officers, planned giving officers and VPs looking for Your Next Major or Planned Gift. Today's donor has unprecedented access to your institution — 24/7/365, seven states away or in your own backyard — and can check up on their favorite professor, read campus news or research ways to give any time. 

Did you know:

  • Major gift prospects active on the website are TWICE as likely to actually make a major gift.
  • Website visitors are up to 20x more likely to document an estate gift.

Wealthy alumni monitor programs and research significant contributions every day. Knowing when your institution is top of mind is the key to building the right relationships to close those important major gifts.


Kevin Bauman

Director of Philanthropic Initiatives, Capture Higher Ed

With 18 years of advancement experience in annual, major and planned giving, Kevin holds a conviction that technology can provide the necessary advantages for advancement offices. He holds a BS from the University of Texas at Austin and MBAs from the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.

John Foster

Assistant Data Scientist, Capture Higher Ed

John works in Capture’s Labs group and is always looking for ways that data can help Capture and our partners make smarter decisions. He holds both BA and MA degrees from the University of Kentucky.