L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



James Wasilewski

James Wasilewski

Director of development

Scherer Hall, Room 509 Phone: (804) 828-6205 Email: wasilewskijr@vcu.edu


  • Strategic fundraising 
  • Volunteer engagement and management
  • Data analytics and reporting



B.A., Accounting; Minor, Speech Communications - Randolph-Macon College
M.B.A., University of Central Florida
Nonprofit Marketing Certificate, Institute on Philanthropy, University of Richmond


James Wasilewski has been in the world of higher education with various roles in enrollment management, alumni relations and fundraising with Randolph-Macon College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson University and VCU Massey Cancer Center over the past 15 years.

He also uses his experiences as an improvisational comedian (currently West End Comedy and ComedySportz-Richmond) in his development role on a daily basis. 

Wasilewski has had the opportunity to participate in the unique Emerging NonProfit Leaders Program through Nonprofit Learning Point 2013-14.  He is a community advocate and volunteer – currently serving on the Health Brigade (formerly the Fan Free Clinic) Board of Directors, the Virginia Association of Fund Raising Executive Board and Programs Committee Chair and the Children’s Museum of Richmond Junior Board