Athletics Coaching Staff
Director of Athletics Development
A veteran of more than 20 years in college athletics fundraising and operations, Tom Harvey joined the Bucknell community in 2004 as Manager of Athletics Fundraising, and he has since been promoted to Director of Athletics Development.
Harvey's primary responsibility is to work closely with Bucknell's director of annual giving, the director of athletics and the director of the Bison Club to identify and solicit new annual donors to the Bison Club, while also soliciting current supporters to increase their annual giving.Harvey also works with capital giving prospects to raise needed funds for such areas as endowment and facilities.
Prior to Bucknell, Harvey worked as a financial consultant for Smith Barney in Boca Raton, Fla., from 2002-04, but from 1989-2002 he worked exclusively in college athletics, including a four-year stint as director of external opertaions for football at Florida Atlantic University. Among his duties were coordinating all external football units, including ticket sales and operations, marketing and promotions, community relations, advertising, major gifts and the annual fund. Harvey was instrumental in raising over $9 million for the start-up of FAU's football program. He also served as donor relations coordinator and director of regional athletic development for the Hurricane Club at the University of Miami.
While completing his BA degree in psychology, Harvey worked as an operations assistant at the University of South Florida from 1989-91. In 1992 Harvey received a master's degree in sports administration from St. Thomas University in Miami, at the same time completing an internship in event management at the University of Miami.
Harvey lives in Lewisburg with his wife, Leisha, and daughter Alison (12). They have two older sons, Daniel, who serves as a director on Bucknell's Bison Vision productions, and Adrien, who serves in the U.S. Coast Guard.
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