Chief Executive Officer, UMW Foundation


Jeffrey W. Rountree


RountreeJeff Rountree grew up in the historic district of Williamsburg, Virginia.  He graduated from Mary Washington College in 1991.  After earning a bachelor’s degree in geography, he joined MWC staff for one year as Admissions Counselor, recruiting and interviewing potential students for the college.

In 1993, Jeff started a series of positions with the American Cancer Society, beginning as an Area Director in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia, and ending in 1999 as a National Director in the organization’s National Home Office in Atlanta.  He was responsible for managing volunteers, implementing educational and medical programs, and organizing event-based fund raising.  At the American Cancer Society’s National Office, he was in charge of the organization’s $90 million “events group” that included golf events, walk-a-thons, balls and galas, and other events that raised money for the Society throughout the United States.

In 1999, Rountree returned to Mary Washington as Assistant Vice President for University Development, becoming Vice President a year later.  He oversaw all aspects of the University’s fund-raising program which included major gifts, planned giving, annual giving/phone-a-thons, donor stewardship, and all development operations.  In addition, he was charged with the successful implementation of a $40 million comprehensive campaign that raised over $76 million by its conclusion in 2007.  In 2006-2007, he was named Vice President for Advancement.  In addition to University Development, Jeff took on management of Alumni Relations and was elected Executive Director of the UMW Foundation and the UMW Real Estate Foundation.

In December 2007, Rountree became CEO of the University of Mary Washington Foundation, which serves as the private asset manager for the University, stewarding nearly $40 million in restricted and unrestricted funds and over $150 million in real estate investments.  He serves as President of Eagle Property Holdings, a limited liability corporation that owns and manages nearly 800,000 square feet of commercial, retail, restaurant, office, residential, and multi-family holdings, as well as 450 acres of undeveloped land in the Fredericksburg region.  Most notable among the Foundation’s property holdings is Eagle Village, a 23-acre mixed-use development adjacent to the UMW campus offering retail shops and restaurants, class “A” office space, structured parking, and premium apartment-style housing for over 600 UMW students.

Visit the UMW Foundation website to learn more.