Senior Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations
Andrew West serves as the Director of Annual Fund & Alumni Relations for Southwest. In this role, Andrew oversees annual fundraising and alumni activities for the institution as well as supporting other campaigns and projects in the Office of Advancement. Before joining the team at Southwest, Andrew worked for the Long Center for the Performing Arts for five years as a development officer and was part of a fundraising team that raised $82M to construct and open the facility. After leaving the Long Center, he joined the staff of Heart House Austin in 2011 as the Development Director, overseeing all fundraising activities as well as a rebranding of the organization to The BeHive. Andrew is passionate about his community and volunteer service. He currently serves as the Vice President of the Sinfonia Educational Foundation's Board of Trustees as well as serving on several committees for organizations in Austin including: Leadership Austin, Greater Austin Chapter of AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) and is a founding member of Austin Young Fundraisers. His passions outside of the office include cooking, wine, friends, family, reading and traveling with his wife. Andrew is a life-long Austinite and lives in south Austin with his wife, Mandy, and their six year old lab, Bella.