Faber_MichaelVice President
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Health Sciences Advancement

Michael Faber became vice president of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Health Sciences Advancement in July 2021. He is responsible for the performance of all aspects of advancement for the Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, the seven health science colleges, more than 20 research institutes and multiple ambulatory care sites.

He leads and manages the current advancement campaign, programs, projects and activities designed to seek, receive and administer charitable contributions for the benefit of the medical center and health science colleges, including transformative, principal and major gifts; special events; donor relations; and others.

Michael has significant experience in fundraising to support leading-edge biomedical research and has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s top development leaders in the health sciences. He has more than 20 years of experience with a proven track record of conceptualizing successful solicitation strategies for seven-, eight- and nine-figure gifts, designing distinctive high-impact events, leveraging donor networks and implementing multibillion-dollar comprehensive advancement campaigns.

Most recently, Michael was the associate vice chancellor of University Development and Alumni Relations at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His unit was charged with raising more than $500 million annually with a $47 million operating budget. He managed an advancement team of 100 professionals serving biomedical research units, basic science departments, professional schools and all adult clinical specialties for the UCSF School of Medicine and its affiliated medical center. In addition, Michael oversaw the department’s Office of Communications, events and principal gifts.

Earlier in his career, he served in strategy and advancement roles at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

Michael earned a Master of Education degree from Harvard University.