Executive Vice President
“Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books—especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” – John Wooden
As executive vice president, Chris Dudley leverages over two decades of experience in higher education leadership, fundraising, major gifts, marketing, sponsorship sales, and business development to provide high-level advice and lead new initiatives at BrightDot.
Formerly Senior Vice President for Development at High Point University, Chris played a vital role in its transformational growth, leading the team who raised over $400,000,000 since 2015. His genius zone is organizational culture, major gift fundraising, athletic development and marketing, and donor engagement and stewardship.
His passion for building new funding channels to support nonprofit leaders will ensure enough money is raised to support an organization’s mission, vision, values and institutional priorities, now and into the future.
As an innovative, forward-looking leader in all areas related to fundraising, particularly for higher education, BrightDot clients have a distinct advantage with Chris on their team.
Chris holds a Master of Science from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts from High Point University.
Chris’ Why or Single Biggest Thing is to glorify God by joyfully serving family, friends, colleagues, clients and associates.