Farrell Named VP for Development and Alumni Relations

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (June 12, 2012) – Saint Joseph’s University has announced the appointment of Martin F. Farrell ’88, M.S. ’98 as vice president for development and alumni relations, effective July 9.

For Farrell, it marks a return to Saint Joseph’s, where from 1993-2001 he worked in a variety of increasingly responsible positions:  associate director of alumni relations, associate director of annual giving, director of the Barbelin Society and assistant vice president for development.  For the past 11 years, he has been vice president and executive director of development at Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pa.                      

“Marty is coming back to his alma mater with an impressive record of professional accomplishments at Malvern Prep, including overseeing several successful capital campaigns,” noted Interim President John W. Smithson.  “On a personal level, he is the perfect fit for Saint Joseph’s: his engaging manner, collaborative leadership style and Ignatian values mark him as a true Hawk.”

At Saint Joseph’s, Farrell will oversee the Development and Alumni Relations division, which comprises leadership and major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, the annual fund, athletic fundraising, research and prospect management, donor relations and stewardship, alumni relations, regional programming and development and alumni communications.

He received his bachelor’s degree in 1988 and his master’s in training and organizational development in 1998.

Farrell is a member of the board at Waldron Mercy Academy and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  He is a member of the advisory board at St. Bernadette Parish Grade School and the non-profit advisory board of Penn Liberty Bank.

He resides in Drexel Hill, PA, with his wife and four children.

Media Contact

Harriet K. Goodheart, Assistant Vice President for University Communications, 610-660-1532, hgoodhea@sju.edu

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