The Beginning...

Our Founder's Story

Mark began his fundraising career as Director of Development for Benilde-St. Margaret's High School where he worked for six years and developed a nationally acclaimed capital campaign model for secondary education.

He then moved on to a position at the University of Minnesota serving as the Development Director for the School of Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. Three years later he was recruited to direct football coach Lou Holtz’s Champion’s Fund and later became Assistant Athletic Director in charge of external affairs. Mark was one of only a few people to receive an honorary “M” from the University of Minnesota Athletic Department.

In 1990, Mark left the University and founded his own fundraising consulting firm called Mark Davy & Associates.  

Mark Davy & Associates' History

Mark Davy & Associates has been partnering with nonprofits for over 30 years to achieve their vision. We have been Minnesota based throughout those 30 years and provide a strong grasp of Midwest values and philanthropy. 

Since the beginning, Mark Davy & Associates has assisted hundreds of organizations in the church, education, health, athletic and social service sectors. We have focused primarily on capital campaigns that have raised anywhere from from $150,000 to $70 million. However, our fundraising experience has also helped us assist clients in other areas, such as annual funds, communication, strategic planning, board development and organizational assessments. 


Mark Davy & Associates' staff consists of experienced consultants and administrative personnel which gives each client the expertise to maximize their fundraising potential. We work with organizations of all sizes across many nonprofit sectors. 

Our story continues today as we assist churches and nonprofits to live their mission and values of changing and saving lives. 

How do we learn more?

Please contact us for a complimentary phone, video conference or in-person meeting to discuss your church's vision and how we can help you achieve it.