Dave Adrian

Dave Adrian

Senior Gift Officer



Dave Adrian's development office employment began at George Fox in October of 1980, but his love for the school started in the summer of 1975, when he committed to attend as a student-athlete. He wanted to attend college where he would receive a good education, have a chance to play collegiate basketball, and sing in a college choir. George Fox ended up being a perfect fit!

Development work is about building relationships, and as a result of Dave's student experiences in music, basketball, and some Newberg-area fundraising for George Fox, he had already built many friendships with a good number of off-campus constituents. He was hired after graduation and now, 40 years into a career here, he is still building new relationships, maintaining longtime ones, sharing the George Fox story, and encouraging financial support by matching donors’ desires with George Fox opportunities.

George Fox had a huge impact on Dave's personal life – academically, socially, athletically and spiritually. His wife, an Oregon State graduate, has never wavered from her desire to have their children receive a George Fox education and experience the Christ-centered atmosphere we have on campus.

Dave's personal interests are sports (unfortunately, after two knee surgeries, watching more than participating), music (still singing with his church worship team and choir), reading, and family activities. He counts it a privilege every day to use the talents God has given him to serve him here.