Mark Melia

Executive Vice President, Charitable Giving at Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

Mark Melia

Mark Melia

Executive Vice President, Charitable Giving at Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

Biography

As the head of Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) Charitable Giving Department, Mark Melia helms CRS' private fundraising activities, which in 2018, generated more than $140 million. Mark also leads fundraising efforts around all CRS' major international emergencies, such as the 2003 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

Mark began his career with CRS in 1991 as a liaison to the U.S. Catholic community. He also managed the CRS Rice Bowl program, which is one of CRS’ signature annual U.S. fundraising initiatives. Later, Mark became the primary liaison between CRS executives and U.S. Church leaders.

After completing his graduate studies, Mark worked for three years in the assisted living and affordable housing industries before returning to CRS in 2002 as the assistant to the deputy executive director of fundraising and marketing. In 2007, Mark became the deputy vice president of the Charitable Giving Department, overseeing annual giving; donor services; Hispanic outreach; publications; prospect research; and revenue analysis.

In addition to his work at CRS, Mark serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and with the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. He lives in Towson, Maryland, with his family.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

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Chief of Staff & Executive Vice President of Strategy, Technology & Communications at Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Overseas Operations at Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

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Executive Vice President Mission & Mobilization at Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

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Former President at L.W. Robbins Associates, Inc.

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Ambassador at United States Department of State

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Former Chief of Staff at Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Edmundite Missions

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Director of Communications at Catholic Relief Services, Inc.

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The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The University creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of the economy and culture of the State, the region, the nation, and beyond. As the flagship of the University System of Maryland, the University shares its research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with businesses, government, and other educational institutions. The University counts among its greatest strengths -- and a major component of its excellence -- the diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. The University of Maryland, College Park is committed to equal educational opportunity and strives to hire a diverse faculty and staff of exceptional achievement through affirmative actions, to celebrate diversity in all of its programs and activities, and to recruit and retain qualified graduate and undergraduate minority students.

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To educate students, to foster independent & original research, and to share benefits discovered.

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The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, executive MS, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community.

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Executive Vice President, Charitable Giving
1991 - Current

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Founded in 1943 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the agency provides assistance to 130 million people in more than 110 countries and territories in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

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