Conferences & Training
Speakers - Asking Workshop 2018


Mary Haworth
Director of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni
University of York

Mary's focus over the last five years has been to transform the University of York into a fundraising institution. With her team, she has developed a strategy to enable more people to give and people to give more by expanding the ways in which people can give and building an institutional case for support. She has encouraged innovation - York was the first university in the UK to launch its own dedicated crowdfunding platform - and recruited the institution's leadership and students, as well as donors, to support the mission.

Her fundraising career began 11 years ago at Newcastle University where she became Deputy Director of Development. She left Newcastle in 2011 to take up the position of Director of Development and Alumni Engagement at the University of York. Prior to fundraising for higher education Mary spent ten years working in sales and began her career as a graduate trainee with Selfridges.

Mary has an MSc in Charity Marketing and Fundraising from the Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Cass Business School, and is a fully certified member of the Institute of Fundraising Management.


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