Michael Bacon, CFRE
- Vice President for Alumni Relations & Development , Alumni Relations and Development
Michael Bacon returns to Trinity after 30 years of experience as a senior-level development and external relations executive, where he specialized in the creation and implementation of strategic fundraising programs that included capital campaigns, annual giving, and major gifts. At Trinity, Bacon will provide leadership and strategic vision to the University’s fundraising and overall alumni engagement.
Bacon founded the firm Bacon Lee & Associates in 2000 with Marion Lee ’78. As fundraising consultants, the pair offered knowledge in board training, fund development, and long-term planning to nonprofit organizations in San Antonio and the Central Texas area. Bacon began his fund development career as the assistant director of the annual fund at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, and returned to San Antonio to work for San Antonio Academy. A certified fundraising executive, Bacon earned a Masters in Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and served as the first grants manager for the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation.