Christopher Aimone, J.D. is the Carroll College Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Aimone previously served as Executive Director of Development and Senior Director of Planned Giving at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Aimone has spent the entirety of his higher education development and fundraising career at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In nearly a decade of service at the Institute, he has risen progressively through the development division ranks. He began his tenure with the Institute in 2012 as the director of planned giving and throughout his various roles, he has been successful in securing average annual gifts of greater than $5,000,000 including approximately $8,000,000+ this past fiscal year ending on June 30. In addition to managing the Institute’s major gifts and planned giving programs including four gift officers, Aimone also oversees the work of the Institute’s corporate and foundation relations officer and a leadership annual giving coordinator providing him a broad range of experience across the spectrum of giving levels.
During his time at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, he has been a philanthropic leader who emphasizes greater collaboration and team trust across the overall development team with a donor-centric vision for engaging constituents. He has also been successful in engaging academic and staff leadership as well as Board of Trustee members in securing significant gifts for the institution.
Prior to his career in higher education, Aimone was a financial consultant with Smith Barney, Inc. for over nine years and was a practicing attorney whose areas of expertise included estates and trusts. Aimone earned his B.S. in Management with a Finance Option from Purdue University and his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.
“I feel truly blessed to have this opportunity to play a significant role in building a sustainable advancement program at Carroll College,” said Aimone. “This is a wonderful campus community, and I am eager to be a part of it!”