With nearly twenty-five years of experience in higher education advancement at the University of Redlands, Gabrielle Gomez Singh ’96, ’01 serves as the interim vice president for advancement. Her tenure at the University includes multiple roles in advancement leadership, frontline fundraising, and alumni relations, helping strengthen the U of R to advance its mission of educating students’ hearts and minds.
During the record-breaking $207.2 million Forever Yours comprehensive campaign, Gabrielle secured more than $60 million in cash and deferred gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the institution. She has partnered with several University presidents on principal-level fundraising efforts, as well as Trustees, Cabinet members, and academic leadership. In addition to her fundraising work (including the Campaign for Bulldog Athletics), Gabrielle also oversaw the Offices of Advancement Services and Annual Giving in her most recent role at Redlands. Her previous positions also included oversight of the Major Gifts team, event administration in alumni and community relations, and several opportunities to partner with fundraising volunteers.
Gabrielle’s advancement work has contributed to the success of several previous U of R campaigns, including the $100 million Centennial Campaign, the Salzburg Semester Campaign (which established a multi-million endowment for the program), and the Campaign for the Arts (resulting in the current theater/art complex).
A proud double alumna of the University, Gabrielle earned an MBA in 2001 and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and Spanish with a minor in French in 1996. She participated in two study abroad programs as a Redlands undergraduate (Salzburg, Austria & Guadalajara, Mexico). In a commitment to developing future advancement leaders, Gabrielle has served as adjunct faculty for the nonprofit management certificate in the University’s School of Continuing Studies and recently completed the Senior Leadership Academy of the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute. She has also demonstrated her commitment to the community by her service on several local boards, including the Armantrout Foundation, Montessori in Redlands, Kimberly Juniors, and Valley Preparatory School.
Gabrielle resides in Redlands with her husband Dave ’96, ’14, their children Sofia and Rohin, and dogs Bijoux and Astrid.
Office of the Vice President for Advancement
Reporting to the President, the vice president for advancement is responsible for advancing the University’s mission through active engagement and lasting philanthropy. In addition to overseeing all fundraising and advancement efforts with the President and Board of Trustees, the vice president for advancement is also charged with energizing and leading an increasingly robust alumni relations function, connecting U of R alumni, including adult learners and graduates of satellite campuses. Serving on the President’s Cabinet, the vice president of advancement collaborates with many internal and external constituencies, including the local community of Redlands, as well as business, community, and government leaders in the region and state. To achieve these goals, the vice president of university advancement leads a staff of 25 within the Advancement division, including the Development, Alumni and Community Relations, and Advancement Services teams.