Ted Priestly Founder/CEO Fundraise4U.net
Ted Priestly was a college soccer coach for nearly two decades, beginning as an assistant at Wheaton College (Division III), then at UMass Lowell (Division II) and finally at Holy Cross (Division I). He left coaching to become Director of Athletic Development at UMass Lowell and has been in fundraising/Development and marketing ever since.
Ted played Division I college soccer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and in 2016 he co-founded the UMass Men’s Soccer Alumni Leadership Team. He has served as its Chair since its inception, and during that time, UMass Men’s Soccer has experienced a 199% increase in dollars and 175% increase in donors to men’s soccer.
His professional experience has included creating a record-breaking ‘Friends and Family’ annual fund campaign and the Kronos Emerging Scholars Program at UMass Lowell, co-founding the ThinkTaylor Concussion Awareness Week and the #TTpledge (with former New England Revolution and US National Team star Taylor Twellman) to promote concussion awareness, recognition and education, and developing the Alumni Mentoring Night event that began at Holy Cross into one of his offerings at his company, Fundraise4U.net.
Fundraise4U.net offers fundraising solutions to coaches and athletic organizations that need to raise money, but either don’t know how, or do not have the time or resources required to do it well.
The role that Ted will be playing for BWP is that of Director of Business Development and Philanthropy. His fundraising services will be:
- Creation of BWP Alumni/Development Plan and Calendar
o This is to include a Club database of alumni and former parent contacts o Lead all activities
- Create a GoFundMe campaign in each location to support Covid-19 Relief Fund
- Alumni Leadership Team Creation and Oversight
- Corporate Sponsorships
- Background Consulting for Key Alumni Initiatives
- Annual Fundraising Appeal (1)
- Create 2-3 Annual Events
o BWP Alumni Association o Parent Association o Friends of BWP