Daniel (Dan) Osterbaan

Director of Affinity Annual Philanthropy
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Dan started working for Hope College in April 2019 as part of the Philanthropy and Engagement team. He has held several roles within the philanthropy team and most recently joined the annual philanthropy team as director of affinity annual philanthropy. In this role, Dan is responsible for collaborating with the annual philanthropy team to develop, implement and monitor a data-informed strategic plan. This includes identifying and designing donor engagement micro-campaigns with affinity partners on campus. Dan will also manage relationships with a portfolio of leadership donors aligned with Hope Athletics and current parents.


  • MBA, Western Michigan University – Haworth College of Business
  • Bachelor of Arts, accounting and economics, Hope College

Professional experience

Prior to coming to Hope, Dan was a senior vice president at Marsh USA Inc., working in the Detroit and Grand Rapids offices for 21 years. Dan was recognized as one of Marsh's top performers for seven consecutive years and was awarded Producer of the Year in 2016. During his career at Marsh he worked in consulting, professional development and production roles. The latter part of his tenure was focused on construction clients, where he implemented wrap-up, subcontractor default insurance, environmental and professional liability programs for several large construction projects for both construction managers and owners. Early in his tenure, he designed innovative alternative risk transfer solutions using complex financial simulation models for non-standard risks including non-standard hazard risks, illiquid commodities, weather, and combined hazard and financial risks. During this time, he acquired over 250 hours of teaching experience in advanced risk financing.

Why do you love Hope?

Dan is grateful for the education and opportunities that Hope has provided for his family and delighted to be part of a team that is focused on transforming the lives of our students, our community and our world.

Outside the college

Dan loves to push the boundaries of what is possible and has completed several Ironman races, run marathons/ultramarathons and even earned a belt buckle at the Leadville 100 MTB.

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Daniel (Dan) Osterbaan

Phone Number616.395.7779

DeWitt Student Cultural Center 141 East 12th Street Holland, MI 49423
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