Eric Gross joined the UMAA Foundation in March, 2010 as an assistant director and has since been elevated to associate director. He is currently responsible for major gift fundraising and the day-to-day management of the Forward Together campaign.
In 2010, Gross played an integral role in the planning, preparation and launch of the Capital Gift Agreement (CGA) program and the Forward Together campaign; a $150 million fundraising effort to bring a new basketball arena to Ole Miss. This multi-phase initiative also includes bowling in the north end zone of Vaught Hemingway Stadium and a number of other enhancements to existing athletic facilities.
In his role as a major gifts officer, Gross works to advance the fundraising efforts of the athletic department through the identification and cultivation of major gift prospects for Vaught Society, Builders Circle and facility naming opportunities.
Prior to joining the UMAA Foundation, Gross was a development assistant with the Tennessee Fund, the fundraising arm for the University of Tennessee Athletics. While at Tennessee, he worked closely with the Director of Capital campaigns to administer to UT Athletics ongoing capital campaign aimed at a number of major facility projects. In addition, he was responsible for drafting capital gift agreements and major gift proposals.
Gross earned his B.A. from San Diego State University and his J.D. from the University of Tulsa. He was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 2009.