Maryville Academy hires director from Archdiocese of Chicago
Coughlin will lead the fundraising initiatives to support transitional, residential and community-based programs for children and families in need. In this role, Coughlin will oversee donor relations, gift solicitations, grants, and charitable events.
"I look forward to working with Maryville's team of professionals who are doing incredible work with the children and families of our communities," Coughlin said.
He comes to Maryville with a wealth of experience in creating and implementing development plans. Coughlin was director of the department of stewardship and development for the Archdiocese of Chicago for 24 years. During his tenure, he was responsible for a comprehensive program which included an annual appeal, planned giving, capital and operating revenue enhancement programs, special events, grants/research functions and stewardship education.
Before joining the Archdiocese of Chicago, Coughlin served for 15 years as associate director, fundraising/communications for the Catholic Charities Corp. in his native Diocese of Cleveland.
"Ray brings a unique talent for raising funds and advancing programs in the Catholic community and beyond,"said Sister Catherine M. Ryan, Maryville's executive director said.
Coughlin is a past board member of both the International Catholic Stewardship Council and National Catholic Development Conference and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and First Friday Club of Chicago.
An alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology, Coughlin and his wife Colleen are the parents of five grown children.