Matt Manfra currently serves as associate vice president for alumni relations at GW. In that role, he manages the strategic direction and oversight of annual giving and all functions within the office of alumni relations, which leads the university’s efforts to strengthen and promote an invested alumni community that inspires lifelong loyalty and advances GW. The team cultivates a worldwide community encompassing more than 290,000 living alumni.
In February 2017, Matt Manfra was named the interim vice president for development and alumni relations at the George Washington University, managing a team of over 150 team members. In May 2017, GW’s Making History campaign (the largest in their history) reached the $1 billion milestone a year ahead of schedule.
Matt joined GW in 2015 from Syracuse University where he served as their first assistant vice president for alumni engagement, a position that led the offices of annual giving and alumni relations. Previously, he served as assistant vice president for alumni relations at the University of Northern Colorado and as director of regional clubs and director of outreach programs at Rutgers University.
He began his career in higher education in 1999 at his alma mater, The College of New Jersey, where he held roles in human resources, admissions, and as the alumni director. Matt has been a part of the creation of five strategic plans for alumni relations and was an alumni volunteer for his alma mater, serving as an officer of the TCNJ alumni association executive board on two separate occasions.
With nearly twenty years of higher education experience, Matt espouses a progressive and strategic approach to alumni relations, empowering volunteers to lead and creating strong partnerships with advancement colleagues.
A New Jersey native, lifelong Denver Broncos fan, and avid golfer, Matt scored a hole-in-one in 2007.