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Tom Arnold

 

Tom Arnold

Tom has been a part of Liberty University and related ministries for more than three decades.  As vice president of Development, he provides direction, expertise, training, and support to the departments under his leadership, which include the Call Center, Planned Giving, Alumni Relations, and Development. He is responsible for the leadership, management, and implementation of comprehensive philanthropy programs that support the short- and long-range operating, capital, and endowment fundraising objectives of Liberty. As the university’s major fundraiser, he serves as lead strategist and solicitor for acquisition of all gifts and donations to the university through deferred giving, as well as stewardship programs for annual, capital, and special projects.

Tom may be contacted by email at tarnold@liberty.edu.


Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson has served with the Development Office, both in Estate Planning and as director of Development, since 2003. He came to Liberty with a strong background in insurance and quickly put his knowledge and experience to work developing strong relationships with the university’s top donors all across the U.S. Jim handles prospect research, solicitation, and donor stewardship. He assists the vice president in establishing both long- and short-term fundraising goals and in developing the strategy for attaining these goals. Jim is a team player and is dedicated to the mission and vision of Liberty University. 

Jim may be contacted by phone at (434) 592-6021 or by email at jnelson@liberty.edu.


Susan Barringer

Susan Barringer

Susan began working for Thomas Road Baptist Church in 1975 and has since worked for a number of ministries associated with Dr. Jerry Falwell including, the Old-Time Gospel Hour, Liberty Broadcasting Network, Liberty Alliance, and finally, Liberty University. During her time at Liberty University, Susan served in the Marketing Department as manager of Operations and Customer Relations. In this role, she supervised Donor Services, Data Entry, the Call Center, and Fulfillment. She currently serves as the executive assistant to the vice president of Development and manager of the Development Call Center.  

Susan may be contacted by phone at (434) 592-6112 or by email at sbarringer@liberty.edu.