Madelyn returned to Central Florida after 18 years at Marmion Abbey and Academy in Aurora, Illinois, most recently serving in the roll of Executive Director of Advancement. She was responsible for the creation and implementation of the overall marketing, fundraising and donor cultivation plans for the Academy, Abbey, their Guatemala Mission and Abbey Farms. Madelyn led the major gifts, planned giving and annual giving programs for all the entities raising more than $25 million in her tenure as the head of advancement. In 2017, her team received the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Performance.
Prior to her career with Marmion, Madelyn worked at the Walt Disney World Resort and the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida. She joined The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida in October 2019.
Madelyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Central Florida and holds her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation from CFRE International and her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) Designation from The American College of Financial Services.
Madelyn lives in Clermont with her husband of 23 years, Andrew. They have two adult children – Aurora and Coley – and attend Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Celebration. Andrew is the Facility Project Manager for the Diocese of Orlando. They enjoy visiting the attractions and walking Florida beaches – soaking in the beauty of God’s creation.