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Dan Rustad

Associate Vice President for Development, Development Office

Dan started his career in fundraising in 1995 and has a depth of experience in major and planned gift fundraising, management, and campaigns.Dan came to Carleton in 2002 and served as a Development Officer during the successful $300 million Breaking Barriers-Creating Connections Campaign working with donors primarily in the Bay Area and in the Pacific Northwest. He assumed responsibility for all of Carleton’s development programs in 2015 and oversees major and planned giving, development operations, and the 25th and 50th milestone reunion programs.He earned his B.A. from St. Olaf College in 1995 and his M.A. from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 1999 and has held development roles at Mayo Clinic, St. Olaf College, and Fairview Health Services prior to coming to Carleton. He has served on the boards of Prairie Creek Community School, the St. Olaf Alumni Board, the St. Olaf Fund Board, and is an active volunteer and member of the Northfield Arts Guild. He lives in Northfield with his wife Anna Lisa and three children.


At Carleton since 2002.