Hodges Foundation names new Executive Director

Naples Campus

The Hodges University Foundation has named Phil Memoli as its new Executive Director. Memoli has also been named Vice President of University Advancement for Hodges University. Previously, Memoli served as the institutions Director of Development.

“Hodges is fortunate to have a person with Phil’s background, experience, passion and leadership abilities to take a strong department to the next level," said Hodges President Terry McMahan. "His expertise and proven skills will be vital in moving forward the increasingly important area of private fundraising, coordinated with other methods of highlighting and advancing the university."

A graduate of Florida State University, Phil has resided in Lee County for 50 years. Phil has had a long and distinguished career in real estate, serving as CEO for the Del Tura Group, developers of the Del Tura Community in North Fort Myers. He also worked as marketing director for CellularOne and eventually AT&T, covering the entire state of Florida. Phil entered the non-profit industry when he was recruited by Hodges University in 2005 as its Director of Development. His civic affiliations include Past President of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and Past Chairman of the SW Florida Symphony Board of Directors.  

“The focus of university advancement is not just about adding funds for the school, but also about diplomacy and furthering relations with alumni and friends of the institution,” said Memoli. “University advancement is a mix of fundraising, public relations and alumni outreach, and for a university that has such great successes and a great story to tell, I'm excited to work with our faculty, staff, university leadership and alumni to grow and support Hodges."

For more information about Hodges University and its University Advancement office, please call (239) 513-1122 or log onto www.hodges.edu.

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