On this episode, host Ryan Catherwood sits down with Tom Gutenberger, Vice President of Advancement at the University of Richmond — Ryan’s beloved alma mater. Go SPIDERS. Tom shares more about his decision to merge the alumni relations and career services units — a pioneering move in advancement. He shares the changes that happen when a new President comes to town, and the dynamics around donor conversations when something controversial happens. At UR, the decision was made to cut men’s soccer and track and field in order to build a men’s lacrosse program — an emotional charged decision at the UR.