Assistant Athletic Director for Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns
Ben Murray joined the Mountaineer Athletic Club staff in 2010 as a major gifts officer, and now serves as the MAC’s Assistant Athletic Director of Major Gifts & Capital Campaigns.
As the director of major gifts and capital campaigns, he is responsible for the MAC major gift operation, which includes endowments, capital projects and The Jerry West Planned Giving Society. Murray also supervises all major gift officers for athletics and serves as the liaison with the WVU Foundation.
As a major gifts officer, Murray was responsible for securing high-end annual gifts and gifts for major capital projects, as well as endowing gifts for student-athlete scholarships.
Prior to WVU, Murray worked at James Madison University as a Development Associate for the Duke Club, as the Associate Director of Athletic Development for UNLV working with the Rebel Athletic fund, and as the Director of Athletic Development at Old Dominion University, where he worked until assuming his current role with WVU.
During his tenure at Old Dominion, Murray coordinated and administered the Big Blue Club annual giving program, increasing its membership each year he was at ODU. Murray also helped with the recently completed $500,000 ODU sailing enhancement project.
Murray earned a bachelor’s degree in education and sport management from the University of Kansas in 2001, and a master’s degree in education and sports administration from Kansas in 2003.
An Elkhart, Kan., native, Murray currently resides in Morgantown with his wife, Angela, and his two daughters, Mia and Libby.