Vice President for Advancement
Edward Thompson is Molloy's Vice President for Advancement, responsible for all fundraising, grant writing, marketing and external partnership activities. In his time as a member of the Leadership Team of the college, Mr. Thompson has spearheaded a fundraising and marketing transformation. He has led two successful capital campaigns for the college that help fund the College's Public Square Student Center and the recently completed Barbara H. Hagan Center for Nursing. In his tenure at Molloy, he has raised in excess of $90 million for the College. He also has lead a robust marketing effort that has significantly raised the institution's public profile in recent years, including a 100 percent increase in enrollment.
Committed to engaged civil discourse, 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.
Dedicated to community service, Thompson serves as Vice Chair of the board of Fans For the Cure, a prostate cancer prevention group; as a member of the Executive Committee of the board of the Energeia Partnership; as a member of the board 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. Past honors include being named the 2008 Environmentalist of the Year by the Long Island Neighborhood Network, the 2011 Irish Man of the Year by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Long Island, the 2011 Brehon of the Year by the Brehon (Irish Lawyers) Society of Nassau County, and the 2017 Man of the Year by the Rockville Centre Guild for the Arts.
He 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 Fort Salonga with wife Eloise and sons Peter and Daniel.