Carroll D. Galvin
Director of Corporate, Foundation & Government Grants
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Notre Dame of Maryland University, a private Catholic university in Baltimore, received more than $2 million in new grants from multiple sources in 2018, thanks, in part, to the work of Carroll D. Galvin, an experienced grant proposal writer.
The money raised provided access and affordability for many students, helped in faculty research and scholarship, helped critical capital projects and funded ongoing operations, Galvin said.
“My work has helped establish a base of support for future relationships with community funders,” said Galvin, the university’s director of corporate, foundation and government grants. “It also ensures students have more opportunities to attend an institution where they otherwise may not have the chance.”
Galvin earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in business administration from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg. He worked in four positions at Mount St. Mary’s from 2010 to 2016, when he moved to Notre Dame. He started as assistant director of annual giving and moved to coordinator of foundations, stewardship and scholarships; director of grants and research; and interim director of advancement services.
Galvin said the key to his success has been maintaining a positive attitude. “No matter the circumstances, staying positive and professional in every situation ensures that peers, colleagues and others will retain the best possible impression of me and my organization.”
Galvin also serves his community in several ways. He has helped guide several successful fundraising campaigns and hosted campaign events at his church, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jefferson.
In June, Galvin received the Certified Fund Raising Executive certification. He is one of one 7,000 professionals across the globe to have passed the exam for the certification.
He is also joint master and vice president of the board with Loudoun Hunt Inc., a fox-hunting organization in Loudoun County, Virginia. On the board since 2013, Galvin previously was treasurer and honorary secretary.