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Pith Helmet Society


In 1962, Robert E. Nelson was a founding member of the Pith Helmet Society—a national group comprised of development officers from colleges and universities that met to discuss techniques and share ideas on furthering the profession of higher education fund raising and development.

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Robert E. Nelson Papers

Identifier: MSS093
Overview Robert Eddinger Nelson, a pioneer in the field of higher education fund raising and development, was born in Rochester, Indiana on March 2, 1928. In 1969 he founded Robert E. Nelson Associates, Inc. as a consulting firm to advise colleges and universities in development and fund raising. He remained active in the field as a consultant, a speaker, a board member, and as a member of several university development associations until his retirement. Robert Nelson died in 2012. The...