David McCurry

David McCurry

  • Associate Vice President for University Advancement
  • Phone: (619) 849-2370


David joined the team at PLNU in December 2011.  Before coming to Point Loma, David served as the Senior Development Director at Westmont College in Santa Barbara.  Prior to that, he was the Vice President of University Advancement at Corbin University in Oregon.  Upon graduating from Azusa Pacific University, David spent several years in the corporate arena.  He was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at PAR Distributors in San Jose, and later moved to Washington to serve as the Northwest Market Manager for Honeywell’s automotive aftermarket division.

In addition to his B.A. in business administration from APU, David holds a M.B.A. from City University, and a M.S. in philanthropy and nonprofit management from Bay Path College.  In addition, he has earned the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation.   

David is thrilled to be a member of University Advancement at Point Loma, and enjoys interacting with alumni, parents, and friends of the institution, hearing people’s stories, and assisting donors in fulfilling their philanthropic dreams through PLNU.  He feels that Point Loma is a wonderful place to invest God’s resources. 

As an active volunteer in the Santa Barbara area, David’s community work included serving as a volunteer soccer and basketball coach.  He has also served as a mentor at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission and as board chair of Life Network. Because of that work, K-Lite Radio and the Santa Barbara News Press honored David as a community hero in 2006.

Married for nearly 25 years, David and his wife, Susan, have three children, Morgan (a current PLNU student), Jonah, and Amanda.   In his free time David enjoys nature photography, reading, and teaching fundraising courses.