Office of Development

The Office of Development acquires funding from foundations, corporations, civic, social and religious organizations, and individuals to ensure that Fisk University has the financial resources to carry out its mission and vision consistently in conjunction with the University’s fundraising priorities.  The Office works to increase revenue from private sources for annual operating expenses, the University’s endowment, and to help fund capital projects of the University.


Sheila Y. Smith, M.B.A. '77
Director of Planned Giving and Scholarships 
Cell: 615.300.5074