Mercyhurst names Anthony Fulgenzio new vice president for advancement

Monday, July 19, 2021

anthony fulgenzioAnthony V. Fulgenzio, a dynamic and experienced fundraiser, has been named vice president for advancement at Mercyhurst University, starting Aug. 1, President Kathleen A. Getz announced today. 

Fulgenzio is a fundraising professional with over 20 years of experience in higher education and a proven track record for securing transformational gifts.

As vice president for advancement at Mercyhurst, Fulgenzio will lead philanthropic initiatives and oversee key programs, including major gifts, alumni and parent engagement, and planned giving, while serving on President Getz’s senior leadership team.

“We are pleased to welcome Tony to the Mercyhurst University community,” Getz said. “Tony understands the value of a liberal arts education, and he will be a dedicated and energetic advocate for securing the resources that will enable us to continue our mission of providing our students with the utmost educational experience.”

For nearly four years, Fulgenzio was vice president for advancement at Lake Erie College in nearby Painesville, Ohio. Previously, he spent 17 years at Gannon University in major gifts, related philanthropy initiatives, and advancement communication. His professional affiliations include the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and American Fundraising Professionals. 

“These are exciting times at Mercyhurst University under the leadership of Dr. Getz and planning for the 2026 Centennial celebration,” Fulgenzio said. “I am looking forward to working with the talented advancement team, alumni, and the entire Mercyhurst community."

Before his career in higher education, Fulgenzio was an Erie newsman, serving as news anchor, managing editor, and producer with WSEE-TV (Erie News Now). He was formerly a news anchor and reporter for the ABC/Fox affiliate in Columbus, Ohio.  

Fulgenzio earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts (radio and television) and his master’s in Education Leadership Administration from Gannon University.

He and his wife, Gloria, are the parents of two adult children.