Edward J. Thompson
Edward Thompson is the Vice-President for Advancement at Molloy College, responsible for all fundraising, marketing and government relations activities. Since he came to Molloy in 1998, Ed has spearheaded a fundraising and marketing transformation at the College.
Ed led Molloy's first successful capital campaign, raising $21,000,000, far exceeding the campaign goals. He leads a robust marketing effort that has significantly raised the institution's public profile in recent years, including a 100% increase in enrollment.
Ed is committed to engaged civil discourse. To that end, he co-founded the Energeia Partnership, the Academy for Regional Stewardship at Molloy College. Energeia now boasts several hundred members dedicated to transformation on Long Island. He also oversees the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, an organization committed to education and public policy on sustainability issues.
In addition to the organizations listed above, Ed serves on the board of Vision Long Island, a smart growth advocacy group and the advisory board for the Institute for Interfaith Dialogue at Molloy College. He has previously served as Chair of the Long Island Neighborhood Network and served on the Board of Long Island Transportation Management. Ed was honored as the 2011 Irish Man of the Year by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Long Island, and as 2011 Brehon of the Year by the Brehon (Irish Lawyers) Society of Nassau County.
Ed received his B.A. in History and Economics at the College of the Holy Cross, his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law, studied comparative law at the London School of Economics and completed the Institute for Educational Management program at the Harvard University School of Education. He lives in Ft. Salonga with wife Eloise, and sons Peter and Daniel.