W. Anthony Neal

W. Anthony Neal is Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Strategic Retention at Wiley University in Marshall, Texas. He has more than twenty years of senior level advancement and development experience at major non-profit organizations and higher education institutions.  

A native of Tennessee, Dr. Neal started his advancement and fundraising career with the United Way of the Mid-South. Additional leadership opportunities with United Way organizations in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and North Carolina. Dr. Neal also served as the President of the United Way of Rome, Georgia.      

Dr. Neal holds memberships in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and is a founding member of the African American Development Officers Network (AADO). An academically trained economist, Dr. Neal received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Denison University, a Master’s degree from Central Michigan and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Jackson State University.  

He has led fundraising campaigns for non-profit organizations and higher education institutions and has been personally responsible for generating more than $385 million in gifts and contributions throughout his career. 

Neal is married to Patricia Newman Neal, a journalist, and they have three sons.