Greg Giles Named UW-O Foundation Executive Director

Greg Giles is returning to the Fox Valley, as head of University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation Inc. this week. The UW-O foundation made the announcement Tuesday. In his new role, Giles will be responsible for:

  • Leading foundation fundraising initiatives
  • Setting and enforcing “policies and procedures to ensure the Foundation operates at the highest level of integrity and stewardship” and creating a philanthropic vision for the university.
  • Overseeing “all major and planned gifts, alumni relations, special events, annual giving, and corporate and donor relations activities designed to raise funds for various university capital and ongoing needs.”

A UW-Oshkosh alumnus, Giles was executive director/CEO of the Fond du Lac Family YMCA for 16 years. Giles left in February 2019 to become chief advancement officer for the YMCA of Greater Houston. Giles is also a UW-O graduate.

Giles is the first person to manage the foundation’s daily operations since it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy a year ago.