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Faculty Profile
Tom Wood
Director of Advancement
Tom Wood has led the advancement department at Whitefield Academy since 2002. He has been involved in fundraising for more than 25 years, helping lead organizations which have raised over 2 billion dollars for Christian ministries. He has written numerous articles on fundraising and conducted seminars across the country on biblical stewardship. In 2012, Wood was awarded the Paideia Leadership in Development Award. He received his bachelor’s degree in communications and Bible from Moody Bible Institute and his master’s in business administration from Kennesaw State University. He holds the distinguished CFRE designation, and is also a member of CASE, GISA, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He is involved with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the board of the Smyrna council.

On a professional note


Why Whitefield:
The mission! When people align themselves with a powerful mission statement like the one Whitefield Academy declares, great things are going to happen. In 20 years so many of our students will have made such an impact for Christ around the world that people are going to wonder what is taking place at this school in Mableton, Georgia to produce so many great Christian leaders around the globe.

Why I love my job:
I have been involved in fundraising for over 20 years. I have led and been part of teams that have raised over 2 billion dollars in cash and planned gifts for Christian ministries. However, it is not the money that motivates me. What motivates me is helping God’s children get excited as they begin to view their giving as an investment. Investing in ministries like Whitefield Academy blesses current students as well as future generations that will be impacted by our alumni. It also blesses the giver. When done properly, a person’s gift should flow through people, creating an eternal ripple effect in the lives of future generations.


On a personal note


My family:
My wife Sherry and I have been married for over 30 years and have two children, Hannah and Jonathan ('17).

Hometown:
Riverdale, New Jersey