Tom Hyland

Executive Director, CEI Foundation

Tom Hyland joined CEI in 2021, bringing decades of experience in all aspects of fundraising. He has raised tens of millions of dollars for unrestricted operations, medical equipment, medical research, museum exhibits, social service programs, schools, and capital construction projects at a variety of local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations.

His skills include cultivating and soliciting major donor prospects, conducting capital campaigns, writing and administering foundation and corporate grants, staffing board-level committees, directing annual and special needs appeals, collaborating with and training volunteers in fundraising solicitation, managing special events, writing and publishing collateral materials, promoting estate planning opportunities, and securing online donations. He also has many years of experience in supervising and mentoring staff, overseeing gift recognition and data collection, and managing day-to-day fundraising office operations.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio University in journalism with an emphasis on public relations and minors in business administration and history. He is a past board member of the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter and serves on the Advisory Committee to the Executive Director of the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum in Alameda.