Borman Named MAC Director
- By Michael Fragale
- December 22, 2011 03:16 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Director of Athletics Oliver Luck has announced that Matt Borman has been named Assistant Athletic Director and Executive Director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club.
As executive director, Borman will oversee all aspects of fundraising for WVU’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and become the department’s lead fundraiser. Borman joined the Mountaineer Athletic Club as Director of Major Gifts in August 2008 and was responsible for the Mountaineer Athletic Club’s major gift operation, which includes premium seating, endowments, capital projects and planned giving projects such as The Jerry West Society.
He supervised all major gift officers for athletics, served as the MAC’s liaison with the WVU Foundation and focused on the areas of facility and program enhancement, along with major endowments. Under Borman, the MAC’s major gifts operation collected more than $19 million in pledges over the past three years.
“Matt has done an excellent job of running the MAC on a daily basis since the departure of Niles Eggleston earlier this year,” Luck says. “We have many more things to accomplish with our fundraising efforts, and I am confident that we can continue to grow and reach even higher levels under Matt’s leadership.”
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.
“I am very thankful that Oliver Luck trusts me to take the lead of the Mountaineer Athletic Club,” Borman says. “It’s a testament to our staff’s hard work that Oliver wants consistency within our office. I am very excited about this new challenge, and my wife and I appreciate the opportunity to build my career and our family here in Morgantown.”
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 a daughter, Mary Carter, and reside in Morgantown.
The Mountaineer Athletic Club is the fundraising arm of West Virginia University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and operates in partnership with the WVU Foundation. The WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics pays 100 percent of the scholarships awarded to more 350 student-athletes in 17 varsity sports from monies raised by the MAC.