Brian Gawor is a 20-year higher education professional with experience in student affairs, enrollment management, annual giving, major/planned gifts, and comprehensive fundraising optimization. He presents 30+ times annually at events for CASE, AFP and at higher education institutions. He heads up fundraising research to drive the success of partner clients at Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a platform company dedicated to helping institutions reach their donor and student engagement goals. Heâs currently completing his doctorate at Illinois State University. And he can make great balloon animals.