Office of Advancement

Cupola atop a building on the Molloy University campus
The Office of Advancement strives to further Molloy’s educational mission through generating revenue for scholarships and grants and communicating the value of Molloy’s engaged and transformational approach to education to potential students, current students, alumni, families and the community members.

The Advancement team works to:

  • Generate Revenue

    Development and fundraising efforts have garnered more than $100 million in the last two decades. These funds have supported a significant increase in student scholarships and grants, faculty research grants, funding for community partnerships, the construction of two academic buildings, a 550-seat theatre, three residence halls and new academic programs.

  • Tell the Story

    The Advancement Office continues to expand Molloy’s public profile with a combination of proactive marketing and high impact public events in support of enrollment and a strong brand. Our Marketing and Communications team highlights academic programs and the accomplishments of students, faculty and alumni on all platforms and channels.

  • Amplify the Mission

    The Advancement Office is committed to community engagement and expanding Molloy’s mission of transformational education with impact beyond the classroom. The Energeia Partnership and the Sustainability Institute establishing Molloy as a leader in regional policy conversations.  The Madison Theatre offers the best in arts, entertainment and lecture series for the University and surrounding community.


edheadshot-copy.jpgEdward Thompson is Molloy's Vice President for Advancement, responsible for all fundraising, grant writing, marketing and external partnership activities. During his tenure, Mr. Thompson has spearheaded a fundraising and marketing transformation. He has led two successful capital campaigns, leading to the construction of Molloy’s Public Square Student Center and the Barbara H. Hagan Center for Nursing. He has raised in excess of $100 million for the University, including some of the region’s largest ever private and foundation donations.

He also has lead a robust marketing effort that has significantly raised the institution's public profile in recent years, including Molloy’s recent transition to university status.