Jamie McMahon, CFRE, is director of development at Carnegie Museum of Natural History where he manages a team with responsibility for raising funds to support the museum's operations, scientific research, education programs, exhibitions, and other projects from a variety of sources including individual donors, corporations, foundations, and federal granting agencies.
He previously worked as director of development for both Carnegie Museum of Art and the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC. In addition, he spent a number of years as a fundraising consultant with Ketchum, one of the oldest and most renowned national fundraising firms in the United States. While at Ketchum, McMahon worked with non-profit organizations across the country on board development, strategic planning, and capital campaign planning for projects with goals up to $550 million, and he directly managed fundraising campaigns in the range $4.5 million up to $15 million.
McMahon has an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in English with a minor in engineering and a master's degree in history and philosophy from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in higher education administration at the University of Pittsburgh, and holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification from CFRE International, the only internationally recognized baseline professional credential for philanthropic fundraising executives.
In addition, McMahon has presented several times at fundraising conferences in Western Pennsylvania as well as at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference. From 2009-2015, he served on the national Standing Commission on Stewardship and Development of the Episcopal Church USA, with three years as its chair, and from 2010-2013 he served on the board of directors of the Western PA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, with two years as treasurer.