Mary Bussi, MS

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Director of Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations

Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement

Mary is a passionate and committed fundraiser with 20+ years of experience in the field. Holding a master’s degree in organizational development, she has honed a skill set encompassing: funder identification, cultivation and solicitation; program research and evaluation; proposal writing; budget development; grants and annual campaign management; strategic planning; financial analysis and reporting. 
Having joined Dominican in 2014, Mary partners with the director of CFGR to set and carry out the strategy for securing gift and grant commitments from corporations, foundations, and government agencies to support the annual operating, scholarship, endowment, and capital needs of the University. In this capacity, she identifies and researches grant opportunities; works with faculty and staff to identify priority projects that match with funder interests; writes and edits proposals; monitors workflow and pipeline reports; and provides effective stewardship of grant awards. 


University of San Francisco, MS, Organization Development
Santa Clara University, BS, Anthropology

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