UIndy names new VP for advancement

The University of Indianapolis has selected an experienced fundraiser to be its new vice president for university advancement.


Christopher H. Molloy is certified as a fundraising executive through CFRE International and has served since 2005 as president of IU Health’s Bloomington Hospital Foundation, overseeing development, special events, constituent relations and an increase of more than 300 percent in total yearly giving during his tenure. He will begin work at UIndy in April, managing day-to-day operations in fundraising, prospect research, alumni and parent relations and special events.

Previous positions have included assistant dean for development and alumni relations at the University of Maryland School of Law and president/CEO of the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation in Indianapolis. He also practiced law for 12 years and has taught undergraduate pre-law courses.

“Chris’s background matches nicely with the missions and traditions of the university, and he brings a unique range of experience to this key position,” UIndy President Robert Manuel said. “He is ideally suited to the work of securing support for the major initiatives we are gearing up to launch.”

A Texas native, Molloy holds a law degree from the University of Houston, a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University, and a certificate in fundraising management from the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. He is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy’s Midwest Regional Cabinet and is serving as chair of the 2013 AHP Midwest Regional Conference in May in Indianapolis.

Molloy and his wife, Kelly, have a 12-year-old daughter and are relocating to Indianapolis, where they previously lived for several years. He enjoys hiking, reading, travel and sports.