Irv Hurwitz joined Schultz & Williams in 2014, bringing more than 27 years of institutional advancement experience to the firm. Irv has held leadership positions at some of the Philadelphia region’s leading higher education, academic medicine and cultural institutions. His areas of expertise include major gift fundraising, capital campaign planning and execution, prospect identification and management, Board/volunteer development, and staff recruitment and mentoring.
Irv came to S&W from the University of Delaware, where he led the principal gift fundraising program. Irv previously served as director of institutional advancement at the National Museum of American Jewish History, heading their successful capital campaign to raise $150 million to construct and endow a new national destination museum on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. He also served as assistant dean for development and alumni affairs at Temple University School of Medicine where his responsibilities included planning and implementing the School’s successful campaign to raise $32 million for a new medical education and research building.
Irv’s advancement career began at his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, where he held a variety of positions during his 14-year tenure at Penn, including director of the regional major gift program and director of alumni development for the Perelman School of Medicine.
His notable consulting clients at Schultz & Williams include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Independence Seaport Museum, The Wistar Institute, Central High School, the University of the Arts, Select Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Police Foundation. He is currently working with the University City Science Center and its partner uCity Square.
In addition to his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Irv has a J.D. degree from the Temple University School of Law. He is also a graduate of Leadership Philadelphia, the region’s premier leadership development program. Irv has served as a Board member and volunteer for several small nonprofits in the Philadelphia area.