Nate Warren enters his second year with the Louisiana Tech Family as the assistant athletic director for development where he oversees the fundraising efforts for the athletic department.
His responsibilities at Louisiana Tech include identifying and securing private support with an emphasis on major gifts, cultivating and soliciting leadership giving societies, providing oversight for the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club, the Lettermen's Club and the Director of LTAC.
During his first year in Ruston, Warren was instrumental in coordinating the sales of the 302-seat club level in the Davison Athletics Complex which will generate more than $500,000 annually. The club level seats sold out more than three months prior to the completion of the project.
Warren was also a part of a fundraising team that saw $1,150,000 donated to the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC) by more than 1,100 donors while a total of $1.5 million unrestricted dollars were donated. These surpassed the previous records of 1,055 donors as 215 individuals made their first ever gift to LTAC this past year. LTAC membership also increased by 17 percent and revenue increased by 30 percent.
A University of Tennessee and Kansas State alum, Warren comes to Ruston after serving as the assistant director for development at K-State for the past two-plus years.
During Warren's four-plus years at Kansas State which included two years as a graduate assistant, he helped oversee the Ahearn Fund which experienced unprecedented growth from 5,454 members and $12.7 million in gifts to athletics when he arrived to 9,143 members and $25.8 million in gifts to athletics in fiscal year 2012.
Much of the growth in the Ahearn Fund numbers was due to the increased focus on leadership annual giving of $10,000 and above, as well as increased focus in Kansas City, Kansas State's largest alumni base.
In his role as assistant director of development, he oversaw an active portfolio of over 150 Ahearn Fund members and prospects, primarily in Kansas City. In addition to his duties in Kansas City, he oversaw membership campaigns and special events, both in the Kansas City area and on campus for returning letter winners.
Warren was also actively involved in fund raising for the West Stadium Center, the largest capital project in Kansas State University history both through philanthropic capital gifts and premium seat construction gifts.
Warren earned his bachelor's degree from Tennessee in sports management in 2008 while he completed his master's degree in education administration and leadership from Kansas State in 2011.