At the age of 21, Bruce was hired by Rice University as a Development Specialist, reaching out to alumni for annual and reunion financial gifts. After attending the Harvard Business School and running a regional airline reservations and travel agency sales department, Bruce marketed cutting-edge database and fundraising management systems to non-profits and government. Through the years, he has balanced generating corporate sponsorship and underwriting revenue for TV projects; and consulting for non-profit organizations with a focus on annual fund-raising campaigns, major giving, foundation and corporate support.
$10 Million raised to fund 22 PBS series or specials
AMEX, Aqua Panna Water, Reidel Crystal, Lincoln Mercury, Puerto Rico Tourism, Alpine Tourist Commission, Rail Europe, ACE Hardware, ERA Real Estate, Anderson Windows, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Turespaña, Banfi Vineyards, Samsung, Daimler Chrysler, and other private investors
$15 Million raised by sales departments under Marcus's management
GE, Amoco, Kodak, United Airlines, Kraft
Co-Chair of Harvard Business School Club of New York Annual Leadership Dinners 2010 - 2019
Event Director for the Voice Health Institute's 10th Anniversary Gala 2018