Asst. Athletics Director, Major Gifts
Jeff Cummings is in his first year as the Tulane University Assistant Athletics Director for Major Gifts.
Cummings arrives at Tulane after spending the past year at the University of Missouri where he served as the Director of Development for Major Gifts. During his time at Missouri, Cummings secured over $350,000 in planned gifts. He also played a major role in the construction of the Mizzou football program's South End Zone Complex.
Cummings' tenure at Missouri also saw him identify, solicit and close individual major gift prospects, which produced a continuous stream of donors capable of designating gifts of $100,000 or more to the Tiger Athletics Department.
Prior to his tenure at Missouri, Cummings made stops at Arkansas State (2017-18), Texas A&M (2015-16) and Louisiana Tech (2012-14).
Cummings' addition to the staff also is a homecoming for he and his family, as he began his collegiate athletics career at Tulane as a marketing and promotions assistant in 2007. In addition, his father Jeff Cummings Sr. played basketball for the Green Wave from 1975-77 and was inducted into the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
Cummings returns to the Crescent City with his wife Samantha and daughter Audrey. The couple also is expecting their next child this spring.