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Welcome Address

Mary Weingartner and Joshua M. Friedman, CFRE

Wednesday, September 25
8:00 – 8:30 AM

About the Presenters

Mary Weingartner
Director of Donor Relations
University of Chicago

Mary Weingartner is Director of Donor Relations at the University of Chicago. She began her career in stewardship at the University of Illinois Foundation in 2006 and has since held donor relations positions at Loyola University and YMCA of the USA. Mary has a BA in philosophy and religion from Truman State University and is president of their Chicago Alumni Chapter. She is an active ADRP member and enjoys exploring the multitude of volunteer opportunities available to members.

Joshua M. Friedman, CFRE
Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
University of Miami

Joshua M. Friedman joined the University of Miami in February of 2018 as the Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. He is responsible for the implementation of all fundraising and alumni affairs for the University.

As a senior administrator of the University, he reports directly to the University President, Dr. Julio Frenk, and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet. He works closely with the University’s Board of Trustees and all academic deans in formulating and implementing Development and Alumni Relations initiatives for the University.

Friedman has more than 20 years of experience leading record-breaking fundraising efforts. Prior to joining the University of Miami, he served as the chief development officer for the Arizona State University Foundation for a New American University where he worked closely with Arizona State University’s (ASU) President Michael Crow to cultivate and steward major donors and to match their interests to the programs and ideas that advanced ASU’s vision. He was instrumental at planning and launching ASU’s successful $1.5 billion comprehensive campaign.