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Mary Katherine Morales

Title (field 2)
Director of Development
Foundation Relations
The FAU Foundation Development Staff
561.297.4253 (ADM 219)
Full Bio

Mary Katherine Morales worked at FAU Tech Runway and the Schmidt College of Medicine before taking on the responsibility of launching the first-ever Foundation Relations Office at FAU. She oversees the university-wide office and is responsible for a broad understanding of academic, research and fundraising priorities across four campuses as outlined by the President, Provost, Vice President of Research, and Vice President of Advancement. Additionally, she engages potential partners in government, business, philanthropic, and scientific communities to encourage co-investment for large-scaled projects that advance FAU’s Strategic Plan, the Race to Excellence. 

  • Morales holds 27 years in diverse fundraising, communication strategies, and business development roles. Prior to joining FAU, she served as Vice President at the Business Development Board to advance economic development strategies outside Florida, and as the Director of Investor and Public Relations at Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors.