Molly is a Massachusetts native who joined the University of Dallas’ Office of University
Advancement in the spring of 2019. Molly has been a senior member of nonprofit institutional
advancement leadership teams serving social service, private preparatory schools,
private higher education and public higher education.
Molly began her advancement career in higher education at her alma mater Merrimack
College in North Andover, Massachusetts. Molly has successfully built scholarship,
capital, program and endowment support during her higher education tenure. Molly comes
to UD from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. There she served UML on campus
as the director of development for the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social
Sciences. After a family move to Texas in 2014, she continued to serve UML as the
regional director of development, supporting major gift campaign initiatives while
covering all college units across six southern states.
She held the roles of both director of development and director of corporate & foundation
relations at Lazarus House Ministries Inc. in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a faith-based
social service ministry that serves the homeless and nearly homeless. In this role,
she implemented a comprehensive development program for the agency that included annual,
leadership, corporate & foundation, and in-kind gifts. Molly also served as director
of institutional advancement for two private preparatory schools north of Boston:
Central Catholic High School in Lawrence and Austin Preparatory School in Reading.
In these roles, Molly oversaw all aspects of fundraising, alumni relations, planned
giving, grantsmanship, database management, public relations and special event activities
for the schools. She also advanced to senior consultant for the nonprofit consulting
firm of Richard R. Blain & Associates. Prior to her nonprofit work, Molly was the
director of marketing for a Boston-based international conference management company,
World Congress Inc.
Molly earned a B.A. from Merrimack College and has served her alma mater as Alumni
Council President. Molly served as a board member for Fidelity House Inc. in Lawrence,
Massachusetts, and for the YWCA, also in Lawrence. She has volunteered at her local
parish as a CCD Catechist.
She is an advisor to several community-based nonprofits and civic organizations. Professional
memberships include AFP, CASE and the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners.