Associate Director of Annual Giving
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University of Georgia
School of Law
130 Dean Rusk Hall
Athens, GA 30602
United States

B.A., California State University San Marcos
M.Ed., Brandman University

Biographical Information

David Ornelas joined the University of Georgia School of Law as the associate director of annual giving in February 2022. With the goal of increasing private support that will ensure a strong future for the law school, he manages the school’s annual giving program, which includes efforts to renew and grow support for the Law School Fund; to facilitate mini-campaigns for sponsorships, named spaces and other funds; and to advance planned giving.

Previously, Ornelas worked for the UGA Division of Development and Alumni Relations as a prospect management specialist and an assistant manager of client services/training specialist. In the area of prospect management, he assisted UGA fundraisers in the management of their prospective donor portfolios and helped with the strategic review of portfolio distribution, prospect identification, solicitation pipeline and data integrity. In client services, he was responsible for the design and implementation of database training materials, the online learning management system, classroom training and support.

He earned his bachelor's degree from California State University San Marcos and his master's from Brandman University.