As founder of Funding Solutions in 1997, Tom has successfully directed more than 30 economic development fundraising initiatives totaling over $150 million. These include fundraising campaigns in Huntsville and Montgomery, Alabama; Iowa City, Iowa; Ontario, California and New Orleans, Louisiana.
A professional with more than 35 years of combined experience in sales, marketing and fundraising, Tom has made over 5000 solicitation calls to business and public leaders. He has helped organizations develop cutting-edge programs to enhance job growth and quality of life in large and small communities throughout the United States.
Tom has a successful track record of assisting chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and other non-profit organizations to develop long-term strategies, productive leadership and success in fundraising. Tom has extensive experience and success in working with top business and public leaders to form a consensus toward a set of common goals.
Through Tom’s leadership, Funding Solutions has become a reputable and nationally recognized economic development and fundraising firm. Tom has established a team of experienced partners who collaborate on each client project from start to finish. With the expertise of Tom and the Funding Solutions team, each strategic plan is created based on the individual needs of each client.
Tom is an active member of several organizations, including the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama, Economic Development Association of Alabama, and the Texas Economic Development Council.
Prior to establishing Funding Solutions, Tom was a senior partner for The Suddes Group, a pioneer in economic development fundraising. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin. He and his wife, Marsha, live in Austin, Texas.
Thomas P. Mucks