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Butler Accepts Senior Level Post with the Archdiocese of Washington

Washington, DC – John T. Butler, Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement, has accepted a cabinet-level position to serve as Secretary for Development for the Archdiocese of Washington.  "This responsibility marries extremely well with my work history, John said, and will rely heavily on my fundraising, strategic planning, and management expertise."

In his new role, John will serve as a member of the Archbishop of Washington’s (Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl) senior advisory body and the Chief Development Officer for the archdiocese's 98 Catholic schools; seven affiliated agencies, which include Catholic Charities and Victory Housing; and more than 140 parishes and missions spanning Southern Maryland, Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, and the District of Columbia.

During his time at the University of the District of Columbia, John Butler led the reconstitution of the UDC Foundation Board of Directors, centralized advancement, and leveraged the University's 160th Anniversary Celebration to increase fundraising.  Joseph Perta, President of the UDC Foundation’s Board of Directors said "we are very thankful to John for his exceptional leadership and the good progress the Foundation has made, despite limited resources, with him at the helm."

In addition to serving as Executive Secretary for the Foundation, in his role as Associate Vice President for Advancement, John led the University's milestone 160th celebration, launched a Brick and Paver Campaign in conjunction with the newly renovated Dennard Plaza, and was the catalyst for improving University-wide collaboration on all fundraising.  "I have really enjoyed my time at the University and especially the opportunity to work with such dedicated faculty and staff, remarked John."  Dr. Rachel Petty, Chief Operating Officer noted that "John's ability to engage and motivate others is an asset that has served the University enormously, and we wish him much success in his new role."

John T. Butler will conclude his work with the University of the District of Columbia on April 12, 2013.