Tim O'Malley, 2018 Tribute Award Winner

Tim O'Malley

Tim O'Malley
Vice President of Unversity Relations
University of San Diego

Tim O'Malley has spent 45 years in education as an instructor, administrator, and advocate. He began his career in 1973 as an English teacher at the high school and community college levels before joining the fundraising staff at the University of Portland in 1983. After directing the development office there for more than eight years, O'Malley was recruited by Washington State University to head the development office in the College of Engineering and Architecture and eventually was appointed vice president and director of gift planning at the WSU Foundation. In 1997 he was named vice president for university relations at Pacific University, where he oversaw all development, alumni, and public affairs operations. In 2006 he became vice president of university relations at the University of San Diego.

O'Malley is a lifelong learner. He has also been an effective mentor to junior advancement officers on his team, and over the past few years he has taught the Fundraising 101 course at USD's School of Leadership and Education Sciences. O'Malley has volunteered in both CASE District VII and VIII and as a trustee. He is one of only a few who have served as the district board chair in two districts.

A former colleague shared, "He is a man of extraordinary intelligence and irreproachable integrity. He is kind and savvy and generous, and he works harder than anyone. He is also the funniest person in the room."