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Mark A. Holman

Senior Associate - Advancement

Mark Holman is a senior advancement professional with 35 years of experience in all aspects of fundraising and communications. He employs a strategically integrated approach to leadership giving, major gifts, grants, board development, peer-to-peer fundraising events, and online marketing.

Before moving to Boston in 2000, Mark ran alumni programs and annual fund campaigns at the University of Minnesota Medical School and PLTS, a member seminary of the ecumenical, interfaith Graduate Theological Union (GTU). He also directed a $15 million capital and endowment campaign for the College of Education at Penn State University as part of a $1.3 billion comprehensive effort.

At the YMCA in Newton, Mark designed and executed a $2 million capital campaign, annual fund, and marketing overhaul to enable a $7 million facility and program expansion. At the Home for Little Wanderers, he drove the rapid expansion of individual giving and gift planning and helped launch a first-ever $1 million gala. Since 2007, Mark has served as fundraising counsel to a range of educational, human service, and environmental nonprofits in the Boston area and created innovative, staff-efficient models for leadership gift crowdfunding and on-demand online fundraising events.

Mark is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Claremont McKenna College and earned an MA in higher education policy and administration from U.C. Berkeley. He also holds a Certificate of Theological Studies and an MA in social ethics from the Pacific School of Religion, part of the Graduate Theological Union. He lives in Boston with his wife, Deb, and their college-age son.