Our Founder: Mark Davy

Mark began his fundraising career as a Director of Development in secondary education, where he worked for six years and developed a nationally acclaimed capital campaign model.
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. Since then, he has worked with churches and nonprofit organizations to change and save lives by raising hundreds of millions of dollars.
Mark was named the 2010 Association of Fundraising Professionals' Fundraiser of the Year.

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Over 30 Years of Service

Mark Davy & Associates has been partnering with churches and nonprofits for over 30 years to achieve their vision. Based in Minnesota, we provide a strong understanding 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 reached goals of $150,000 to $70 million. Our fundraising experience has assisted clients in other areas, such as annual fund, communications, strategic planning, board development and organizational assessments. 


How do we learn more?

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