Board of Directors

Michael J. McNamara

senior fundraising consultant

Michael "Mike" McNamara is a 43-year veteran of institutional advancement programs for small private colleges and the University of Florida Foundation. For the past 26 years he served in a variety of roles with the Mayo Clinic, including the senior philanthropic officer at Mayo’s campus in Jacksonville, FL where he spearheaded the launch of  the first comprehensive campaign in Mayo Clinic history, raising over s $1.25 billion..

Mike is a sought-after speaker and expert panelist; he’s presented at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Institutional Advancement, and the Association of Fund Raising Professionals Mike received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in journalism and communications from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the Diocese of St. Augustine Catholic Foundation Board and is immersed in a variety of United Way sponsored Real $ense programs including teaching, coaching, public awareness, and tax preparation.  He is also a member of a United Way revenue review resource panel.