Marie Muhvic

Portrait of Marie Muhvic.

Marie Muhvic

Executive Vice President for University Advancement

Marie Muhvic is a Midwest native who has spent much of her career in successful fundraising roles at private universities on the east coast. She came to Drury in fall 2021 from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, where she held roles as president of the SHU Community Theater Foundation and chief development officer for the Jack Welch College of Business and Technology.

Marie began her career in fundraising at the University of Tennessee as a development assistant for athletics. At Princeton University, she was the sole solicitor of annual funds for the school’s 38 varsity and 36 club sports. She was a major gifts officer, associate athletics director and director of athletic development at Fairfield University in Connecticut; and a major gifts officer at St. John’s University in New York City. As vice president of advancement for New England College in New Hampshire, she led efforts to land the two largest gifts in school history and exceeded multimillion dollar comprehensive campaign goals. As a student-athlete, Muhvic was recruited to play soccer at the NCAA Division I and Division III levels.


  • Supports the mission of the university through securing major philanthropic gifts from alumni, corporations, foundations, friends and organizations.
  • Manages designated University Advancement staff through setting goals, communicating clear performance expectations, evaluating progress, and conducting periodic reviews and providing training opportunities for the staff.
  • Works with the Vice President – Campaign Director and University Advancement staff to develop annual giving, major gifts and planned gifts for operational, capital and endowment support.
  • Works closely with the Vice President – Campaign Director and the Executive Vice President – Marketing & Communications to provide executive oversight of marketing initiatives.
  • Engages other campus units throughout the University (including, but not limited to, academic affairs, student affairs, enrollment management, administrative departments and athletics) to match campaign priorities with donor prospects.