Beau Cummings, MBA, CFRE
Executive Vice President & Senior Search Consultant
Mr. Cummings works from our Wilmington, North Carolina offices where he oversees recruitment efforts and business development. Mr. Cummings works closely with our CEO to ensure clients receive the unrivaled customer service they have come to expect.
Beau has a passion for people and subscribes to the philosophy that a successful fundraising enterprise must be rooted in genuine relationships; the donor and the organization must be partners. As the leader of the fundraising initiative for the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, he was part of unprecedented and record setting fundraising successes for the university’s business school. As part of University Advancement, Beau has served on and chaired dozens of successful search committees that led to the expansion of a growing development team. Beau’s experience encompasses campaign readiness, developing a case for support, identifying strategic priorities, donor relations, data analytics, development metrics, annual giving, planned giving, solicitation and a complete understanding of the individual skill sets and components needed to build a sustainable philanthropic giving program.
Beau earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Marshall University; his Master of Business Administration was received from the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he is also pursuing his Master’s Degree in Finance and Investment Management. Beau began his career in sales and marketing before joining the Advancement Division at the University of North Carolina Wilmington—where he spent 12 years as a fundraising professional specializing in Major Gifts.
Beau is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and he engages with the Council for Advancement & Support of Education (CASE) where he has participated in both domestic and international conferences to further his understanding of the philanthropic environment in which our clients operate. Beau is active in the community and believes in giving back as much as possible. He currently serves on the Board of the AFP Cape Fear Region, he is the past president and current board member of the Wilmington Investors Roundtable, he serves on the membership committee for the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants and he is a member of the Wilmington Kiwanis Club where he served on the Board of Directors form 2016-2018.
As Executive Vice President Beau works with a team of qualified individuals who are committed to upholding the ethical principles that have established Paschal•Murray as a recognized leader in assisting public sector organizations recruit talented professionals for positions in organizational advancement.