Andrew K. Welch is Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Advancement at the University of California, Irvine.
Andrew leads all advancement activities for UCI Health, encompassing the UCI Health System and the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, which includes the UCI School of Medicine, the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing, and the future schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences and population health and public health.
Andrew has nearly 30 years of fundraising and strategic planning experience spanning higher education, arts and culture, and healthcare. Prior to joining UCI, Andrew served as vice president at Seattle Children’s Hospital where he was responsible for increasing major, principal, and planned giving initiatives. As a member of the foundation’s leadership team, Andrew played a key role in advancing Seattle Children’s $1 billion campaign.
Andrew previously worked as assistant vice president at the University of Washington where he led a comprehensive team, including 21 fundraisers for UW Medicine. Andrew developed campaign strategies and substantially grew the donor base and overall fundraising for UW Medicine.
Before moving to the west coast, Andrew worked at the University of Chicago for 12 years and held increasingly responsible positions throughout the University of Chicago’s $2.3 billion campaign. At the conclusion of the campaign, Andrew served as chief development officer for Medicine & Biological Sciences. In this role, Andrew led the individual major gifts program, corporate and foundation relations, alumni development and planned giving.
Andrew has participated in CASE, AFP, Woodmark Group, and the AAMC GIA. Andrew earned a degree in economics and business administration from Knox College. Andrew and his wife, Mariann, have four children and a yellow lab.