On July 1, 2009 and after 28 years as Executive Director of The Bulldog Foundation, Pat Ogle transitioned to part-time employment with The Bulldog Foundation as a Development Officer. He will focus on major and planned gift solicitation.
Ogle served as the Executive Director of The Bulldog Foundation's (BDF) annual fund from January 1982 through June 2009. He directed an annual fund drive that grew in donations from $600,000 in 1982 to $4-million in 2009. With ticket benefits included, the BDF annual fund administered annual memberships of $7.5-million. Since 1986, the BDF annual fund was the number-one fund raising operation in the United States exclusively utilizing volunteers. The year 2000 marked the 50th Anniversary of BDF incorporation, and in the same year the organization was awarded a Central California Excellence in Business Award for all non-profits. Ogle worked closely with all university and community interests during major growth of athletic and university interests in both programs and facilities. Ogle is a frequent speaker at service clubs, non-profit agencies and national associations. He served as the Executive Editor of quarterly Bulldog Sports newspaper. He was the first athletic development administrator to be named National Fund Raiser of the Year by both national organizations that have supported athletic fund raising, the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD/1996) and National Conference for Athletic Fund Raisers (1989). In 2007 Ogle was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award by National Association of Athletic Development Directors. In 2009 he was awarded the Bulldog Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Prior to assuming duties of Executive Director of the Bulldog Foundation, Ogle spent 16 years in television broadcasting. Ogle is a 1965 graduate of Fresno State. For over 50 years, Pat and family have been members of St. Paul’s Catholic Newman Center. He is a current board member of the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame and the Christian Businessmen Connection and is Emeriti Director and Past President of the Catholic Professional & Business Club.
Pat and wife Kathy have three children and seven grandchildren. Bulldog Sports and golf are favorite past-times.