Jon Paparsenos is the Vice President Philanthropy and CEO UNSW Foundation appointed in 2016. He brings to the role more than 12 years’ experience from one of the world’s most sophisticated philanthropic nations – the USA. Jon has extensive experience in the planning and execution of fundraising campaigns. Prior to joining UNSW he served in the position of Executive Director of Development, Academic Divisions and Regions for Caltech (the California Institute of Technology) and with Marquette University in Wisconsin and Community Counselling Co., LLC in New York.
Jon came to philanthropy following an eight year service as a Marine with the US Marine Corps. Jon holds a BA from Seton Hall University. He is a fluent Greek speaker and emigrated from Greece at the age of 18 to the US. In 2016 Jon immigrated to Australia with his wife and two children to take up his current position with UNSW.