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Our Team

Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself to our team. The ACU Foundation is located on the first floor of the Hunter Welcome Center. The Foundation can also be reached at

Address: ACU Box 29200, Abilene, TX 79699-9200
Telephone: 800-979-1906 (toll-free) or 325-674-2508 (local)
Fax: 325-674-699
Or you can contact us by clicking here.

Dan T. Garrett, AEP™, HDP™, CFP™
ACU Vice Chancellor
President of ACU Foundation

garrettd@acu.edu • 325-674-2508
ACU Box 29200 • Abilene, TX 79699-9200

Dan Garrett ('73) serves as the Vice Chancellor of ACU and as the President of The ACU Foundation. Dan helps ensure the future of the university and its mission by securing a strong endowment. This includes working with individuals and couples on their financial and estate planning as they seek ways to express their stewardship beyond their lifetime. Dan has a long history of service to ACU. He began his employment in 1973 and served until 1984. He returned in 1991 and served as a member of the Board of Trustees until 1995 when he resigned to accept his current position.

Dan received a B.S. in business from ACU in 1973. He is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals and has certifications as a Certified Financial Planner, a Certified Fundraising Executive, and as a Certified Health Care Philanthropist.

Dan and his wife, Donna, have three children. He serves as an elder at the Southern Hills Church of Christ, is involved with the Boy Scouts of America, and enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.
Bradley J. Benham Esq.
ACU Foundation Officer

bjb00c@acu.edu • 325-674-2508
ACU Box 29200 • Abilene, TX 79699-9200

Bradley J. Benham (’05) serves as an ACU Foundation Officer. As a licensed and trained attorney, Brad is a resource for alumni, donors, and friends as they plan and consider the best options available when making a lasting gift to the university.

Brad graduated from ACU with a degree in Education in 2005 and graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law 2008. Immediately following graduation and passing the Texas bar exam, Brad went to work in Pepperdine's fundraising department and then went to work in private legal practice in California. Brad is licensed to practice law in both Texas and California and returns to ACU to serve and advise donors as they contemplate estate and trust gifts, endowing scholarships, donations of stocks and property, and a variety of other ways alumni can give back.

When not working, Brad enjoys playing sports, travelling, and spending time with his wife, Janelle, and their daughter Henley Louise (but not in that order).
Mandy Collum
Assistant to the ACU Foundation President

mandy.collum@acu.edu • 325-674-2508
ACU Box 29131 • Abilene, TX 79699-9200

Mandy (Becker '13) Collum is Executive Assistant to the President of The ACU Foundation. She is primarly responsible Foundation communication with donors and coordination with other ACU departments. Mandy also maintains and creates records, reports and data on the Foundation's behalf.

Mandy received her bachelor's degree in management from ACU. She returned to campus in 2014 after working as a transaction management analyst at Ambit Energy.

Mandy and her husband, Braden, were married in 2013. They have a puppy named Marty. She enjoys adventures, trying new things, traveling, reading and relaxing at the lake.
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