OHSU Foundation Announces New President

11/05/08  Portland, Ore.

The Oregon Health & Science University Foundation today announced it has named Allan Price as its new leader.

Price will assume the presidency of OHSU’s nonprofit fundraising affiliate at the end of December. Price has also been named OHSU’s senior vice president for advancement.

Price, 53, has worked in public higher education for more than two decades. He has been vice president for university advancement and a member of the senior executive staff at the University of Oregon since 2001. As vice president for advancement, he oversaw the planning and implementation of Campaign Oregon, the largest and most successful philanthropic effort in Oregon state history. Campaign Oregon raised $823 million against a $600 million goal.

Price also directed all aspects of the University of Oregon’s activities in public affairs, marketing, media and alumni relations as well as its cultural advocacy through the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

“We are pleased to welcome as foundation president someone with Allan's exceptional skills and experience,” said OHSU President Joseph Robertson, M.D., M.B.A. “He is a successful fund raiser and a well-respected executive who has managed key advancement functions throughout his career. He will make an immediate contribution to my leadership team. His appointment as OHSU senior vice president for advancement acknowledges the vital role that philanthropy plays in all aspects of institutional planning.”

Before coming to Oregon, Price served Arizona State University, his alma mater, as vice president for institutional advancement, where he was responsible for development operations and public affairs. He served the Arizona Board of Regents as associate director for public affairs. 

“Allan is an outstanding choice,” said OHSU Foundation Board Chairman Robert Kraus. “His leadership qualities, broad experience, and knowledge of Oregon’s philanthropic community will be invaluable as we step up fund-raising efforts to help OHSU achieve its important missions.” 

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve this organization,” said Price. “I know from personal experience what a difference OHSU makes in people’s lives. I am looking forward to working with the faculty, the OHSU Foundation Board and all who support the institution to improve the quality of life for people served by OHSU.”

Current fund-raising priorities at OHSU focus on faculty support. OHSU recently attracted its first nine-figure gift, a $100 million contribution from Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, to support the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. This transformational gift is one sign that Oregon's only academic health center is on track to inspire new levels of philanthropic support.

Price earned a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1982 and a master’s in social work in 1983, both at Arizona State University. He and his wife, Susan, a human resources consultant, have two adult sons. 

About the OHSU Foundation
The OHSU Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) organization that exists to secure private philanthropic support for Oregon Health & Science University. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations, and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors’ wishes.