Marsha Ray Is New Associate Vice President for Campaign Programs

Posted: May 7, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Marsha Ray
Marsha Ray
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Marsha Ray has joined Mason as associate vice president for campaign programs. She reports to Marc Broderick, vice president for university development and alumni affairs. Ray assumed her duties on May 5.

“Marsha has a strong track record of bringing people together to achieve excellent fund-raising results,” says Broderick. “She has consistently and successfully secured several six- and seven-figure gifts. She will be a great asset to the University Development team.”

In her new position, Ray will be the key administrator for the university’s next comprehensive campaign, providing strategic direction through all of the effort’s phases. She will also assist with the identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects, working closely with Rick Virgin, associate vice president for university development.

Ray comes to Mason from the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University, where she was the assistant dean for development and alumni relations. She has 17 years of fund-raising experience in higher education and for nonprofits. During that time, she managed campaigns ranging from $5.5 million to $30 million.

Prior to joining Temple, Ray held multiple fund-raising positions at the University of Pennsylvania, including serving as the Morris Arboretum’s director of development and the university’s major gifts officer for the mid-Atlantic and Southern regions of the United States. Among her achievements at Penn was the creation and implementation of a three-year $5.5 million scholarship campaign in the Washington, D.C., region, which was accomplished in two years.

Ray holds a bachelor of arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a certificate in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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