Chief Development Officer, Metropolitan College of New York

New York, NY, January 3, 2019 – Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) welcomes Mary Martel as Chief Development Officer for both the Manhattan and Bronx campuses.

Mary Martel has over twenty-three years of experience in fundraising and development in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Most recently, she was the Senior Director of Development at The New York Stem Cell Foundation where she was responsible for all aspects of fundraising including strategy development and implementation, donor engagement, stewardship, financial management and operations, and staff development. Previously, Mary was the Senior Director of Advancement at The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, raising funds to support medical research as well as patient education and support programs.

In the for-profit sector, Mary has had an extensive career in the financial services industry. She has held senior development roles at hedge funds, investment management firms and private banks.

Mary earned her BA in English from The College of William & Mary. An active alumna, Mary volunteers in fundraising for her alma mater. Currently, she serves on the Steering Committee of the Society of 1918 at William & Mary.

Originally from New Jersey, Mary has lived in New York City for the last 30 years. She is an avid reader, enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors.

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About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, an educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY).  For over 50 years, MCNY has continued the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills with professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community.  MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY locations are in the Financial District at 60 West Street, New York, NY 10006 and in the Bronx at 463 East 149th Street, Bronx, NY 10455.  For more information on MCNY, visit or call 800.33.THINK.