Colin Stewart has served for the last ten years as the chief development officer at the Hoover Institution, during which time the organization has raised more than $700 million in philanthropic income. He previously served as Senior Vice President at the George W. Bush Foundation in Dallas, Texas, where he managed the $300 million fundraising campaign for the Presidential Library and Institute located at Southern Methodist University.

Prior to working for President and Mrs. Bush, Stewart served as Vice President for Development at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC. During his four-year tenure there, Heritage raised over $200 million and more than doubled the size of its donor base to 550,000 donors.

Before moving to Washington, Stewart spent seventeen years in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, Nashville and London. As Vice President of Music Marketing at Morgan Creek Films, successes included Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner, the music for which won three Grammy awards and an Oscar nomination. As Vice President of Marketing at EMI America Records, Stewart won thirteen gold and platinum album awards with artists such as David Bowie, Kate Bush and the Pet Shop Boys. As Rocket Label Manager at EMI Records UK, Stewart was responsible for marketing Elton John.

Stewart holds an M.A. from Oxford University and an M.B.A. from London Business School. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Patrick Henry College and is a consultant to non-profit CEOs and board leaders around the country. Stewart is the author of “Fundraising Tips for CEOs,” published in 2021. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists (A.R.C.O.) and plays organ, piano and keyboards.

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