Keith joined the CFAES Advancement Team in May 2019 as its chief advancement officer.
He leads and develops the CFAES Office of Advancement, which includes fundraising, alumni relations, and marketing communications.
Previously, Keith served as the associate vice president for development at The College of Wooster, where he oversaw the major and planned giving programs, annual giving, and the parents and family giving program. In that role, he was directly involved with the largest fundraising year in the history of the institution, adding $40 million to the school’s campaign. Prior to that, DiDonato worked as the director of leadership giving at Oberlin College, where he was directly responsible for approximately $60 million added to the Oberlin Illuminate campaign, which ended in 2016 with a record $317 million, and at Cargill Corporation in the Animal Nutrition Division.
DiDonato received a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University. He has served on the CFAES Emerging Leaders Committee during the But for Ohio State campaign, and was elected to the Conference for Developing the Future of Agricultural Education in Ohio for the Ohio Department of Education.