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Kevin FoyleKevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE

Senior Vice President, Development and Public Affairs, UTHealth Houston


Kevin J. Foyle, MBA, CFRE, is the senior vice president of development and public affairs for UTHealth Houston, where he oversees all aspects of UTHealth Houston’s development program including principal, planned, major, and annual gifts; corporate and foundation relations; alumni and donor relations and communications; and development operations and compliance, as well as the university’s external and internal communications.

Since 2013 Foyle has managed the development programs including the university’s $500 million comprehensive funding campaign to carry out UTHealth Houston’s mission to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health. Under his leadership, UTHealth Houston has received a number of transformational gifts, including a $75 million gift from the John P. McGovern Foundation, a $25 million gift from Jane and Robert Cizik, and a $25 million commitment from the John S. Dunn Foundation. He has also played an integral role in elevating the brand of UTHealth Houston through strategic marketing initiatives, including the popular “Many Faces of UTHealth Houston” campaign.

Foyle has 30 years of development experience based in the Houston community. Before coming to UTHealth Houston, he served in multiple roles at Rice University culminating his efforts as the associate vice president for development directing a $1 billion campaign and managing a team of 70. Previously, he raised major gifts for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center within their $351 million campaign. Prior to that, Foyle was the director of institutional advancement at Texas Chiropractic College, where he oversaw fundraising, alumni, and public relations.

Foyle is a graduate of Trinity University and of the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a master’s degree in business administration. Additionally, he serves as the immediate past chair of the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Global, the largest organization of charitable fundraisers in the world. In 2017, he was awarded the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year by AFP Greater Houston Chapter.

Kevin also counts on support from his Development Leadership team. Listed below are the members of this team:

Angela Alvarado
Executive Director, Donor Relations and Communications

Debbie Ballard
Vice President, Principal Gifts and Strategic Initiatives

Lisa Christison
Executive Director, Development Operations

Angie Rasheed-Stephens
Senior Director, Human Resources

Join Our Team

The Office of Development advances the mission of UTHealth Houston by seeking and securing philanthropic support for its programs in service to students and society. The office comprises four giving programs—Annual Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Major and Principal Gifts, and Gift Planning, as well as offices in each of the six schools and major institutes.

Director, Development - Major Gifts
UTHealth Houston seeks an established fundraiser to serve as a Director of Development, Major Gifts. This is a unique opportunity to join a philanthropy team helping support one of the most respected academic medical centers. The Director of Development, Major Gifts (Director), will play a key role on the development team. The Director will manage a portfolio of donors and look to raise $2 million annually. The Director will develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive fundraising and advancement efforts for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts, planned gifts, endowments, and annual giving programs to benefit the assigned service line or school within the UTHealth Houston.

Associate Director of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations
UTHealth Houston’s Office of Development seeks an Associate Director of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations. This position works in alignment with the direction provided by development leadership to successfully secure philanthropic support from corporations and private foundations in support of UTHealth Houston’s mission to advance the health of our communities through education, research, and clinical care.

University Communication Specialist in Public Affairs
UTHealth Houston is looking for a University Communication Specialist to join our Public Affairs team. This employee will serve as a key contributor to the University Communication team’s efforts to ensure faculty, staff, and students at all six schools have access to timely and accurate campus news that keeps them informed, inspired, safe, and in compliance with university policies and procedures. 

Working at UTHealth Houston

As one of the most comprehensive health leaders in the Texas Medical Center, UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston offers health care professionals of all disciplines an outstanding work environment. Our talented researchers, educators, clinicians and professionals are committed to building healthier communities in Texas and around the world. While we take a multidisciplinary approach to care, each individual at UTHealth Houston has the opportunity to make a difference by bringing expertise, innovative thinking and dedication to the challenge of advancing human health.

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