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Frederick E. A. Bush

Assistant Dean, Advancement

Fred Bush

Fred Bush is the Assistant Dean, Advancement, at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television where he is responsible for overseeing the strategic planning development and implementation of a broad-based funding program to secure private support needed to sustain and grow both the School and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

Bush is a highly qualified development professional with more than 25 years of experience in the field of advancement with progressive involvement in all aspects of development including major and annual gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, events and alumni engagement. He has played key leadership roles in initiatives garnering nearly $250 million.

Prior to the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, he was the director of development and alumni relations at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts where he served for eight years in a variety of increasingly senior development positions.

Bush has also served in development positions at Friends Seminary, The Brooklyn Historical Society, Center for Architecture Foundation/AIA New York Chapter and The Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.

He is the recipient of numerous fundraising accolades including the Silver Award for Advancement from CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and two honors from UCLA External Affairs recognizing extraordinary work performance. In 2017, he received his Management Development Certificate from UCLA.

A New York City native, Bush received his bachelor's degree in government and communication studies from Hamilton College in upstate New York.