Mark Rittinger

Mark Rittinger (Photo courtesy Mark Rittinger)

Mark Rittinger is thrilled to be serving as NCC's vice-president, marketing and development.

Previous to his most recent position with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Mark has served primarily with two internationally ranked and renowned business schools in both Canada and the United States during his 22-plus-year career in development. He spent almost half of that with the Schulich School of Business at York University, where he served in various development roles from 1995 to 1999, and since 2009 as its executive director, development & alumni relations, where he led a team of development professionals supporting the dean in all aspects of fundraising and alumni relations, both in Canada and internationally.

In the intervening decade, Mark served as director of major gifts and campaign director, New York Region, for the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. At the time, Booth was engaged in a successful $250-million campaign as part of the $2-billion Chicago Initiative. Mark returned to Canada to join the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), ultimately serving as its vice-president of development, for the ROM Governors — part of a team that raised more than $250 million in support of the transformational Renaissance ROM campaign.

Over the years, Mark has been an active volunteer for the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE), receiving the Rising Star Award in 1997, and most recently serving as program co-chair for the 2012 CCAE National Conference. In addition, he spent four years with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Area Chapter, the largest such chapter in the world, serving two years as its vice-president, finance and two as its director at large. Mark is currently a member of the Conference Board of Canada's National Council of Foundation Executives.