Director of Donor Relations and Planned Giving
512-472-4133 ext. 326
Eric brings over a decade of fundraising experience to his role as Director of Donor Relations and Planned Giving, where he oversees Donor Stewardship, Planned Giving and Special Events for the Seminary of the Southwest. With a background primarily in Individual Giving and Fundraising Events for the arts, Eric has run highly successful campaigns at prominent and highly respected cultural institutions in both Austin and New York, including Roundabout Theatre Company, the Irish Repertory Theatre and ZACH Theatre.
A native of Austin, Eric lived and worked in New York City for over decade after earning his BA in Drama from the University of Texas in 1998. He and his wife of 13 years, Laura, returned to Austin in 2009, where they raise their two children, Sophie and Grace. Raised in the Episcopal Church, his great-grandfather, Raymond Gumm, was a priest in the Diocese of Oklahoma. He was confirmed at St. Richard's in Round Rock, TX and he and his family are members of St. David's in Austin.