George Corton is a fundraising professional with thirteen-years of experience. He quickly progressed through the ranks of the profession and now as the Associate Vice President for Development at Florida International University, he provides oversight for the University’s fundraising initiatives.
George most recently served as the Senior Director of Development at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. During his tenure at Miami, he contributed to raising an excess of 12 million dollars. At Miami, George also worked to establish the School’s Board of Overseers and four other program boards. He also spearheaded the development and sponsorship efforts for the University of Miami’s inaugural Global Business Forum, “Harnessing the Power of the Connected World” and the 2011 Global Business Forum: “The Business of Healthcare- Defining the Future.”
George worked to enhance the School’s international reputation and presence by hosting events and engaging alumni and parents across Europe and Latin America. George was also part of the core team that brought a full onsite MBA program to the island of Puerto Rico.
Before the University of Miami, George commenced his fundraising career at his alma mater, FIU, where he served as the Council of 100 Liaison, Director of Corporate Relations and Director of Development for the College of Law. During his tenure at FIU Law, he worked on the dedication of Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall, which was presided over by Surpreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.
George graduated with a political science degree and an MBA from Florida International University and at FIU he founded the Theta Delta Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. In addition to his commitment to higher education he has been honored by the American Cancer Society for his commitment to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.