Kenneth Manotti has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).
Mr. Manotti has more than 30 years of fundraising and leadership experience at major institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, the American University in Cairo (AUC), and the University of Chicago. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of University Development and Alumni Relations at New York University.
“Ken brings both national and international experience to his new role and is eager to apply these skills to advance MSK’s mission,” said Craig Thompson, MD, President and CEO of MSK. “We are pleased to welcome Ken to the MSK community.”
Mr. Manotti’s appointment concludes a national search for new leadership for MSK’s fundraising program, which was led for the past 15 years by Richard Naum as Senior Vice President for Development and Anne McSweeney as Special Advisor to the President. Under their direction, the Campaign for MSK surpassed its $3.5 billion goal, providing vital support for innovation and discovery research to transform cancer treatment in New York and around the globe.
At the University of Chicago, where Mr. Manotti served as Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development from 2011 to 2017, he helped direct a successful $5 billion capital campaign, working collaboratively with university leadership, trustees, and advancement colleagues. Before that, he served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at the AUC, where he led university-wide development, alumni affairs, and marketing and communications programs in the United States, the Middle East, and Europe. Prior to his work at the AUC, he was Associate Dean for External Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, where he directed the $550 million Wharton Campaign.
“I am thrilled to be part of such a legendary institution,” said Mr. Manotti. “I look forward to joining my new colleagues in their unwavering commitment to excellence and the advancement of MSK’s critical mission.”
A native of Pennsylvania, he graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with a degree in English and political science.