Butler University Appoints Three New Trustees

by: Mark Apple | February 28, 2022

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Three Butler University alumni were newly appointed to the University’s Board of Trustees during a board meeting on February 18, 2022. Jay Love ’76 and Judith Thomas ’90 were each elected to three-year terms, and Sharon Myers ’90 was elected to a two-year term. They will all officially begin serving their terms on June 2, 2022.

“As a university president, there are few things more gratifying than to have highly successful alumni contribute to the success of the University and its current students,” Butler President Jim Danko said. “Jay, Judith, and Sharon epitomize what it means to be engaged alumni, and I could not be more pleased to welcome them to Butler’s Board of Trustees.”

The University also said farewell to outgoing trustee Rob McConnell, and bestowed the title of Trustee Emeritus upon three former board members: Gary Aletto, Jamie Phillippe, and Keith Burks, Chair Emeritus.

About the new board members:

Jay Love ’76
Jay Love, a graduate of Butler’s Lacy School of Business, holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is Co-Founder and Chief Relationship Officer of Bloomerang, which provides cloud-based donor management software designed for nonprofit organizations. In July 2017, he stepped down from his role as CEO of Bloomerang, a position he had held since the inception of the company in 2012. In 2019, he co-founded The Fundraising Standard, a 40-hour online program designed to give participants a thorough introduction to the process of fundraising. Love was a Co-Founder and Board Chair of Launch Cause, a collaborative office space specifically for nonprofit organizations. From 2012‒2014, Love served as Senior Vice President at Avectra, and as CEO of Social Solutions from 2010‒2011. Love was a Co-Founder and CEO of eTapestry from 1999‒2010. Prior to starting eTapestry, Love served as President and CEO of Master Software Corporation for 14 years.

He is an active Angel Investor and Founding Partner of Round One Capital, a seed capital firm based in Indianapolis. As a student at Butler, Love was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He later served on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council and was involved with the former Butler Innovation Fund project. He received the Robert Todd Duncan Alumni Achievement Award in 2014.