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Tim McMahon joined Marquette University as the vice president for University Advancement in October 2018. Previously, he served as senior associate vice president in the Office of University Advancement at Villanova University from 2014 to 2018. As the number two leader on Villanova’s advancement team, he led day-to-day activities of the office, helping the team eclipse $100 million annually in new gifts and confirmed pledges. During that time, McMahon played a pivotal role in the successful Campaign to Ignite Change, which secured $760 million in gifts and pledges, far surpassing its $600 million goal. He also helped lead two of the campaign’s signature capital projects: a $65 million renovation to the Finneran Pavilion and a new $60 million Performing Arts Center.
McMahon brings nearly two decades of higher education experience to his new role, having served in senior development positions at both Hofstra University and Fordham University. As the chief athletics development officer at Hofstra, he managed a prospect pool of over 150 and secured the largest pledge in Hofstra athletics history. Before that, McMahon served in several development roles at Fordham University, where he secured several multimillion-dollar gifts.
McMahon has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Hofstra University, where he was a member of the baseball team, and an MBA from Fordham University. He and his wife, Kara, have three sons.