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Mark W. Rountree

Partner, Of Counsel

Mark Rountree has made a career in development and institutional advancement for the past 35 years, serving as both a consultant and development officer for several educational, cultural and health organizations.  Mark’s special focus is on campaign preparation, development audits and staff coaching, searches and campaign management. His diverse portfolio of clients at Ashley|Rountree have included Dare to Care Food Bank, Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Walden School, Jefferson Community & Technical College, Flagler Health Care Foundation, Hosparus, Kids Cancer Alliance, Colon Cancer Prevention Project, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville Orchestra, Christian Care Communities, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, Louisville Public Media, Governors Scholars Foundation, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Prior to joining Ashley|Rountree, Mark was Vice President and Senior Consultant at RuffaloCODY for 12 years and supported non-profit clients with their annual fund campaigns, including: University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Indiana University, The Cleveland Clinic, Bowling Green State University, University of Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis, and Butler University, among others. He also assisted campaign planning for the Detroit Institute of Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Special Olympics Illinois.  Prior to joining RuffaloCODY, Mark served as Director of Development for the University of Louisville’s College of Arts and Sciences where he was responsible for directing the major gifts efforts for 23 departments.  Prior to this, Mark served as Senior Fundraising Counsel for Capital Consortium, Inc., where he planned and directed capital campaigns and conducted feasibility studies for organizations throughout North Carolina.  

As a volunteer, Mark was the youngest person to ever chair the Board of Directors of Triangle Hospice of North Carolina and today is Past Chair of the Board for the Clifton Cultural Arts Center and is Past President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Louisville Chapter. In 2016, Mark was awarded the Frank W. Penick Founder’s Award, the highest honor given by AFP Greater Louisville to fundraising professionals for career achievement and service. He is a member of New Albany Rotary (Indiana). Mark is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Mark Rountree