Nate Warren, who has spent the past two years as Kansas State’s assistant director for development, has been named assistant athletic director for development at Louisiana Tech where he will oversee the fundraising efforts for the athletic department.
Warren’s responsibilities at Louisiana Tech will include identifying and securing private support with an emphasis on major gifts, cultivating and soliciting major gift societies, providing oversight for the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club, the Lettermen’s Club and the Director of LTAC.
During Warren’s four-plus years at K-State — which included two years as a graduate assistant — he oversaw the Ahearn Fund that saw unprecedented growth from 5,454 members and $12.7 million in gifts to athletics when he arrived to 9,143 members and $25.8 million in gifts to athletics in fiscal year 2012.
Much of the growth in the Ahearn Fund numbers was due to the increased focus on leadership annual giving of $10,000 and above, as well as increased focus in Kansas City, K-State’s largest alumni base.
In Warren’s role as assistant director of development, he oversaw an active portfolio of more than 150 Ahearn Fund members and prospects, primarily in Kansas City. In addition to his duties in Kansas City, he oversaw membership campaigns and special events, both in the Kansas City area and on campus for returning letter winners.
Warren was also actively involved in fund raising for the West Stadium Center, the largest capital project in K-State history both through philanthropic capital gifts and premium seat construction gifts.