Brian Panique has been appointed the senior director of development at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, effective Wednesday, July 1. Panique holds more than 10 years of experience in fundraising, including supporting non-profit organizations such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
“Brian has a strong background in health care philanthropy — and he’s a proud Wildcat,” said Michael Abecassis, MD, MBA, dean of the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson. “We are eager to have Brian onboard to see how he can improve our giving culture and help us further our tripartite mission.”
Panique currently serves as the assistant vice president of leadership giving at the CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, California. Prior to joining CHOC, Panique worked as the chief development officer at the University of Southern California’s School of Pharmacy and the associate director of major gifts at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.
Over his career, Panique has successfully closed gifts ranging from $5 million to $27 million and prides himself in understanding the importance of transformational gifts.
As senior director of development, Panique will work directly with the college’s departments and centers to grow philanthropic support for core missions and fundraising priorities. He will also supervise the college’s development team and work closely with College of Medicine – Tucson leadership, the UArizona Foundation and the University Development Program to create and exceed fundraising goals and objectives.
Panique holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the UArizona. He is also a former member of the UArizona football team.