Roger Milici Jr. helped raise $100 million at Tufts University.
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Roger A. Milici, Jr. has been named associate vice president for development in Fordham University’s Office of Development and University Relations, the office announced on March 12.

Milici currently serves as senior director of development and alumni relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a post he has held since June 2001.

“Roger has over 17 years of development and alumni relations experience in senior executive positions,” said Al Checcio, Fordham’s vice president for development and University relations. “I have no doubt Roger will have an immediate positive impact on our development and alumni relations programs.”

During his tenure at Tufts, Milici designed and executed a $100 million fundraising effort at Fletcher as part of the university’s billion-dollar Beyond Boundaries campaign. He also supervised a dramatic rise in Fletcher’s annual-fund revenue and strengthened the university’s global philanthropic culture.

Milici’s career in advancement and nonprofit management began in the United Way system in Connecticut, where he was one of the country’s youngest presidents/chief professional officers of a United Way chapter, in Greater Waterbury, Conn.

Prior to working at Tufts, Milici served as chief development officer for the Congregation of Holy Cross at Stonehill College. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and a master of arts degree in social and public policy, both from Duquesne University, and serves as a trustee of the Cardinal Tardini Charitable Trust in Pittsburgh.

“I am impressed with and inspired by Fordham’s mission and visionary leadership led by Father McShane,” said Milici, who begins his duties effective May 1. “I look forward to serving the Fordham community.”


Janet Sassi is editor/associate director of internal communications. She can be reached at (212) 636-7577 or [email protected]