Missouri Military Academy has named Robert Silbaugh vice president for institutional advancement. Well known for the success of its military educational model which supports its 360˚ Education® for high school and middle school boys, the private military boarding school hired Silbaugh after an extensive national search to fill the position.
In this role, Silbaugh will implement the vision for development and marketing of the Academy, leading a diverse advancement/development/marketing team. He will also serve as MMA’s chief fundraiser and liaison to the Academy president.
“Rob brings extensive organizational, leadership and fundraising skills to MMA, and we are excited to have him join our leadership team,” said Missouri Military Academy President Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, USA (Ret). “The Academy is at a pivotal point of growth and expansion, following our strategic plan, and Rob adds proven expertise to support our fundraising and relationship building with alumni, parents, patrons and friends of MMA.”
A graduate of Niagara University in New York, Silbaugh brings more than 30 years’ experience in nonprofit development to the MMA job. As the founder and senior consultant at Silbaugh Associates of Mount Airy, Maryland, he has provided expertise in strategic planning, project development, communications, marketing and donor stewardship for a variety of nonprofit organizations, leading initiatives to battle global human trafficking, hunger and homelessness. Previous positions have included a stint as executive director of World Villages for Children, which provides funding for Sisters of Mary charity operations in seven countries worldwide, and as director of development for the School of Theology & Religious Studies at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Silbaugh has also directed development efforts at Messenger Eagle Communications in Hunt Valley, Maryland; Catholic Community Foundation in Baltimore; Central Association of the Miraculous Medal in Philadelphia; and served as director of the charitable foundation of financial institution MBNA.
In his leisure time, Silbaugh loves to cook, hike, camp and bike. He has been an active member of the National Ski Patrol for more than 40 years. He has two grown children and two grandchildren.
Silbaugh joined the MMA team on April 6.