The Realizing Potential Campaign for NSU

  • April 17, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Centre Club, 123 South Westshore Blvd, Tampa FL 33609


The Realizing Potential Campaign for NSU presented by Terry Mularkey, CFRE

Tuesday, April 17th

Join us as we hear from Terry Mularkey, the Executive Director of Development at Nova Southeastern University, as he highlights the impact of the university’s major capital campaign, the different types of gifts that helped them reach completion, including the transformational gift from the Patel’s, and the use of volunteers in the process.

Doors open at 11:30 AM

11:00 Membership Orientation
11:30 Networking
11:45 Announcements
12:00 Program


APPROVED for 1 hour CFRE Credit

Menu Choices

REGULAR: Chicken Francaise - Lightly egg battered chicken, topped with sauteed spinach and roasted cherry tomatoes, finished with garlic and white wine.

VEGETARIAN: Spinach & Artichoke Ravioli - Sage and lemon brown butter, topped with shaved parmesan


$25.00 for Members

$40.00 for Guests

Payments may be paid in advance or at the door.  Reservations after 12 PM on the Friday before the meeting, and walk-ins, are charged $40 at the door.  No shows will be billed. 

Terry Mularkey, CFRE

Terry joined Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in 2014, as the Executive Director for Development and Community Relations.  In his role, he leads the fundraising efforts for the university, including 18 academic colleges, five nonacademic units, and 8 campuses.  Terry is also responsible for leading the Realizing Potential Campaign for NSU, with a goal of $250,000,000.  Terry supervises 15 professional fundraisers and works with over 100 volunteers.  He has been responsible for exceeding the annual fundraising goals at NSU for the past four years, and was the lead gift officer for the largest gift in NSU history.

Prior to NSU, Terry was with Sodexo as the Senior Director of Business Development for the SE region, coordinating retention and developing relations for five states and 80 accounts with an annual revenue of $300 million.  He is a former college and high school administrator having previously held executive level positions at The Citadel, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Father Lopez High School. He possesses a unique understanding of the opportunities and challenges colleges and universities experience in the areas of fundraising, student enrollment, retention and innovative services to enhance the educational experience for today’s students, as well as budget management. 

Terry also has experience in the health care industry.  His leadership positions during his tenure with Halifax Health Hospice included Chief Development Officer, Community Relations, Director of the Access Team (Marketing), and Director of the Admissions Team. Terry blended his leadership skills and his passion for serving others to increase the daily census, increase the annual fundraising revenue, and lead a staff of 45 health care professionals and 100 volunteers.

Prior to starting his fundraising career Terry served as a U.S. Army Officer on active duty for 21 years until retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Terry served and led at every level in the military to include the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.  His numerous assignments and deployments included positions in Italy, Germany, Panama, Grenada, Turkey and Iraq. His numerous awards and qualifications include  the Legion of Merit,  the Joint Meritorious Service Medal (3x), the  Army Meritorious Service Medal (2x), the DOD Humanitarian Service Medal (3x),  the U.S. Army Ranger Tab, the U.S. Army Special Forces Tab, Master Parachutist Wings, U.S. Army Aviator Wings, Air Assault Badge, and the Joint Staff service badge.

Terry is a graduate of Mercer University, with a BA in Health and Physical Education. He holds a graduate degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is a graduate of The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and The Armed Forces Staff College.  He holds the FAA commercial, multi-engine, instrument pilot ratings, and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

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