Shane Hersch, ’13, ’15
Sr. Director of Gift Planning
Why I Wear Green
I truly believe UND shaped my life in incredible ways. I jumped at the chance to come back to Grand Forks and work for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. This city and University have had such a big impact on my life and have become a second family. Thanks to my job, I get to meet amazing people who share those same feelings.
While building on tradition, Shane looks to the future. As Senior Director of Gift Planning, he keeps alumni connected to the University and inspires generosity in support of advancing UND’s mission. In his role, he helps optimize estate, planned and deferred gifts to the University of North Dakota through the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. He assists our alumni and donors to plan their gifts, identifying techniques that provide the greatest charitable potential and make the impact our donors want to make.
Shane loves to travel and visit new places, which serves him well as he travels around the country meeting UND alumni. While visiting new cities around the world, Shane’s challenge is to discover and experience the best food he can find. In the warmer months, he spends his time golfing and entertaining his mini-Aussie doodle, Phin.
- BA, History, University of North Dakota
- MS, Higher Education, University of North Dakota
- CGPA, Certified Gift Planning Associate
- FCEP, Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning
As a former graduate and student assistant with UND Men’s Basketball, Shane knows the value of team. Among his best memories is being a part of the back-to-back Great West Conference Tournament Championship teams in 2011 and 2012. Now, working for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation, he is proud to be a part of another amazing team.