President of Collegiate Athletics
With a storied legacy in the realm of professional sports, Ascend Fundraising Solutions has been an integral partner to numerous pro sports teams across the US and Canada. Our collaborations span major leagues including the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and more, underscoring our widespread influence and expertise.
Over the years, our dedicated efforts have helped these premier teams raise hundreds of millions of dollars for their charitable foundations, amplifying their community impact.
Today, we mark yet another significant milestone. Building on our rich history and drawing from our vast reservoir of expertise, we’re introducing our Collegiate Athletics Division. We are excited to channel our proven strategies and insights into the vibrant world of college athletics, aiming to create transformative experiences and outcomes.
And we’re bringing on board a recognized industry expert to lead this venture.
David Bertram: A Proven Track Record
We’re pleased to announce that David Bertram has joined Ascend as the President of Collegiate Athletics. David isn’t new to many at Ascend, and his extensive 25-year background in collegiate multi-media and marketing speaks for itself. He started his career at Host Communications and upon IMG’s acquisition of Host, David assumed the role of VP, NCAA Corporate Marketing & National Collegiate Properties, including serving as Executive Director of NCAA Football. With his significant roles at IMG and later Volar Video, David has consistently demonstrated his deep expertise and understanding of collegiate sports marketing.
Our Commitment and Vision
David’s appointment underscores Ascend’s commitment to expanding into the collegiate sports arena and our dedication to the ChangeIt product. The synergy between 50/50 and ChangeIt also offers promising developments.
In his role, David will oversee all aspects of our Collegiate Division, from building relationships to launching initiatives and managing college properties. With his experience and expertise, we’re confident that our new division is set for success.
Moving Forward Together
With David Bertram leading our Collegiate Athletics Division, we’re excited about the opportunities and milestones ahead. We invite our partners, clients, and teams to join us in welcoming David. Together, we look forward to achieving new heights in the collegiate sports sector.
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