Mark D. Belcher
Prior to joining Alexander Haas in 2014, Mark served as President of the Baptist Health Foundation and as Chief Development Officer for Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. During his time at Baptist, Mark took a fledgling development operation and transformed it – securing in excess of $35 million in philanthropic support to the Foundation, initiating and completing a successful capital campaign supporting the $60 Million expansion of Princeton Baptist Medical Center, and increasing donor participation by 400%.
Preceding his time in the Healthcare sector, Mark spent more than 20 years in University and academic medical center advancement. Beginning his career as a Development Coordinator at the Auburn University Office of Alumni, Development and University Relations, Mark was later promoted to Director of Development for the Auburn University College of Human Sciences. He also served as Senior Director of Development for the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine at the University of Alabama – Birmingham and the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. In every role, Mark has played a pivotal role in the planning, implementation, execution and management of major gift fundraising and capital campaigns.
Mark’s extensive professional experience and education position him well to serve a variety of Alexander Haas clients. He holds a BS in Pre-Med/Religion from the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics and recently received his Masters of Business Administration from the University Of Georgia Terry College Of Business. Mark has been affiliated with many professional nonprofit development and leadership organizations including The Advisory Board as a Philanthropy Leadership Council Member, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the National Committee on Planned Giving, the Alabama Planned Giving Council, the American Association of Medical Colleges, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the Board on Human Sciences, and the Alabama Health Literacy Coalition.
As an Eagle Scout, Mark has continued to serve the Boy Scouts of America through various volunteer leadership roles both in the Atlanta Area Council and the Greater Alabama Council. Mark was recognized for his leadership in Birmingham through his selection to both Leadership Birmingham and as a member of the Top 40 Under 40 class of 2008. He has also worked tirelessly in his community devoting time to many local and national not for profit organizations including the Lakeshore Foundation, M-Power Medical Ministries, The Literacy Council of Alabama and as a coach for the South Side Baseball league in Birmingham. In his spare time, Mark enjoys many outdoor activities including SUCBA, hiking, fishing, and is an accomplished sporting clays shooter. He is an avid reader, especially of Ernest Hemingway, and is intent on traveling, with his wife Amy, to the many locales depicted in his writings.