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Portrait of Stuart Grover

Stuart Grover Ph.D.

Chairman Emeritus

After 10 years leading Collins Group, Stuart traded in his CEO status for a more comfortable elder statesman role.

There are three things you should know about Stuart Grover:

  1. He is the author of Capital Campaigns, A Guide for Board Members and Getting the Green: Fundraising Campaigns for Community Colleges
  2. His comprehensive knowledge of fundraising strategies, insight into board member motivations, and the Northwest philanthropic sector  is truly awe-inspiring
  3. He can distill any complicated idea down into three salient points

In semi-retirement, Stuart continues as a frequent speaker at conferences around the state.


  • University of Wisconsin, Ph.D.

Community Work

Stuart is a member of the Charities Advisory Council for the Washington Secretary of State, and he has has lent his considerable nonprofit skill and knowledge to many other board and volunteer roles.


Stuart is a lifelong runner, dog lover, classical music aficionado, world traveler, and more recently, novelist and screenwriter.