Kurt Zimmerman has worked for the University of Oregon Athletic department for the last fifteen years. He began his UO career as regional development officer, then moving to become director of annual athletic giving. He later moved into major gifts development work and most recently has been assistant athletic director for major gifts. In this capacity he has managed the major gift development program and team for UO Athletics. Zimmerman graduated with honors from the University of Idaho in 1994 and went on to earn a master’s degree from Penn State in 1996. He began his career at University of Idaho working in marketing and development.