Leadership Giving Officer

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Eli Center is responsible for cultivating new and existing relationships between DMSE and its donors. He was most recently a regional director for annual leadership giving in MIT’s Alumni Association, where he worked with annual and major gift donors. Previously, he was the interim assistant director for development and alumni relations at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, where he also served as a teaching fellow. Earlier in his career, he worked in a variety of capacities in marketing and communications and in political fundraising.

Center earned a a BA in political science from Indiana University and a master’s in education at Harvard. He delights in cooking for friends and family, and often enjoys woodworking, racquet sports, and photography—especially when any of the above involve his three-year-old daughter.