Bruce Loessin

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Bruce Loessin has joined the Cleveland Museum of Art as chief philanthropy officer. 

Bruce is an acknowledged leader in the field. For more than 20 years, he held various positions at Case Western Reserve University, which, in 2018, concluded the most successful capital campaign in the university’s history, raising more than $1.8 billion in gifts and pledges. From 2001 until 2007, he served as senior vice president and chairman for Institutional Relations and Development at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 

Previously he was vice president for University Relations and Development at the University of Pittsburgh, vice president for University Affairs and Development at the University of Hartford, and vice president for Institutional Development at Grand Valley State University. 

Bruce retired from the position of senior vice president at Case Western Reserve in 2019 and from his advisory role as special assistant in 2021. Bruce is a standing member of the museum’s executive leadership team and will lead the CMA’s philanthropy staff and campaign efforts.  

He and his wife, Susan, are active and enthusiastic members of the CMA, and Susan plays a key role on our Womens Council.