Curt Simic headed the Indiana University Foundation from 1988 to 2008. He is widely recognized as a national leader in fundraising for higher education, management of foundations, and foundation-institution relationships. As president of the IU Foundation, he was the chief development officer for Indiana University, responsible for oversight of all fundraising in a multi-campus development operation with centralized and decentralized functions, investment of the endowment, and development-related administrative services and infrastructure. The recipient of many awards and honors, Simic is a presenter and author on development topics and has been an advisor and consultant to many colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations. He spoke with Perry Metz.