UGA Names Borman Executive Associate AD for Development
From the website of GeorgiaDogs.com of the University of Georgia
December 23, 2016
ATHENS, GA - Matt Borman, Senior Associate Atheletic Director at West Virginia University since 2012 and a key fundraiser for the Mountaineers since 2008, has been named Executive Associate Athletic Director for Development at the University of Georgia, according to an announcement Friday by J. Reid Parker, Director of Athletics Greg McGarity.
At West Virginia, Borman has been the lead fundraiser for Athletics and was also the executive director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC), the department's fundraising arm. He joined the MAC as Director of Major Gifts in August 2008 and was responsible for its major gift operation, which includes premium seating, endowments, capital projects, and planned giving projects, such as The Jerry West Society. The latter represents the highest level of commitment in support of WVU athletics.
"I am extremely grateful to Greg (McGarity) and the search committee for offering me this tremendous opportunity," Borman said. "My family and I are excited to get to Athens and begin helping build on the current fundraising success. I also want to thank West Virginia University for being so wonderful to my family for the past eight years. We are leaving behind countless significant relationships. However, working for Georgia is a special opportunity and we look forward to getting started."
Under Borman’s leadership, the fundraising team at WVU increased annual giving to over $15 million and completed projects including a new basketball practice facility, weight room and team room for the football program, and a women’s soccer practice facility. Fundraising since 2012 reached $106 million and included an all-time high of $23.9 million in 2013.
In addition to his fundraising role at WVU, Borman also served in the following capacities: the administrator for the sport of men’s basketball; as the chair of the search committee for a new golf coach; and as a member of the senior leadership team for the WVU Foundation, the university’s fundraising arm.
Borman came to WVU from Old Dominion University, where he was the Director of Major Gifts from June 2007 to August 2008. While at Old Dominion, Borman managed donor relationships for the Big Blue Club and helped raise more than $2 million annually through premium seat sales, annual contributions, endowments and naming rights opportunities.
Prior to Old Dominion, Borman had fundraising stints at Army (2005-07) and James Madison University (2003-05). While at West Point, he was Assistant Athletic Director for Development and oversaw an annual fund that increased donations by 52 percent to an all-time high of $2.78 million. At JMU, he helped increase the annual fund by 45 percent in 2005.
Borman, a native of Williamsburg, Va., received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lynchburg (Va.) College in 2001 and a master’s degree in sport management from West Virginia in 2003. He and his wife, Carter, have two daughters, Mary Carter and Winnie.