Mary Doorley
Director of Development

Mary Doorley

Mary Doorley is a development professional with more than 25 years of experience.   Early in her career, she worked in the marketing department of Smithsonian Press and at the University of Pittsburgh.  In 1985, she joined Ketchum, Inc., an international nonprofit management and fundraising consulting firm.  For more than ten years, she worked throughout the country serving a variety of educational, religious, and human service clients in the planning and implementation of major fundraising campaigns.  In 1996, she established a private consulting practice in New England.    Among her clients were the Nonprofit Finance Fund, University College Dublin, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, several chapters of the American Red Cross, and numerous councils of the Boy Scouts of America.

Her work has included Catholic dioceses and parishes, including:  The Diocese of Harrisburg, the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, the Diocese of Wilmington, St. Phillips Catholic Church (Auburn, ME), St. Christopher Parish (Speedway, IN), Our Lady Help of Christians Parish (Newton, MA).    Her Catholic educational clients include:  Thomas More College (Crestview Hills, KY), Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA), Emmanuel College (Boston, MA), the Academy of the Sacred Heart (Bloomfield Hills, MI), and Notre Dame Preparatory School (Baltimore, MD). 

Mary earned the Advanced Certified Fundraising Professional (ACFRE) certification in 2009, the highest designation in the profession. It has been granted to fewer than 100 of 30,000 members of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is an adjunct professor in capital campaign fundraising at Boston University’s Arts Administration and Fundraising Management program.    She is active in Women in Development (WID), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the Catholic University of America and a Master’s in Management from Regis College. 

Email: Mary.Doorley@nlrcm.org

Telephone: (202) 223-8962

About the Leadership Roundtable

The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management which is dedicated to promoting excellence and best practices in the management, finances and human resource development of the Catholic Church in the U.S. The Leadership Roundtable exists to strengthen the temporal affairs of the Church by harnessing the expertise and resources of Catholic senior-level executives from all sectors (including the financial, corporate, governmental, philanthropic, charitable, judicial and educational) in service to the Church.


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