Development 101: Developing External Relations

Friday, November 7, 2008 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Judy Mahoney
Assistant Dean of External Relations, College of Engineering
University of Washington

**ADVANCE is pleased to offer a Mentoring-for-Leadership Lunch on the topic of "Development 101: Developing External Relations" with *Judy Mahoney*. Judy is the Assistant Dean for Advancement, College of Engineering, UW.

Judy will discuss a framework, tips, and suggestions for developing relationships with donors and external supporters for faculty, chairs and deans.

Judy is the winner of the 2008 David B. Thorud Leadership Award. In the eight years she has been at the UW, she has built an outreach team from scratch. The college had just four staff members devoted to outreach when she arrived. Today Judy supervises a staff of more than 20 in a wide range of programs that include alumni development, fundraising, corporate relations, marketing and communications as well as stewardship and events. She's overseen two major building projects and tenaciously pursued the goal of raising over $250 million for the College of Engineering -- all while keeping a sense of fun.

Judy earned a degree in finance and a MBA. She spent nine years in the Seattle investment banking industry before changing her career to helping academia. Judy says she's motivated by a desire to help students, and particularly to help women and underrepresented minorities succeed in science, engineering and mathematics. The Students First need-based scholarships help achieve that goal. Under Mahoney's direction Engineering has gained the largest number of Student First pledges of any school or college at the UW.