Thomas J. Harvey, became Director of Nonprofit Professional Development at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in 2005. Within this unit is housed the Master of Nonprofit Administration degree (MNA) as well as Nonprofit Executive Programs for short term, non-degree business education initiatives. Over the course of Mr. Harvey’s 40 year career, he has led local and national organizations committed to confronting the challenges of poverty, discrimination, access to health care and human services. In October 2003, the Council on Social Work Education chose Harvey as one of the 50 pioneers within the field of Social Work during the past fifty years highlighted in its published work, Celebrating Social Work: Faces and Voices of the Formative Years. From 1998 until 2005, Mr. Harvey served as the Senior Vice President of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, an international association of 450 private, nonprofit child- and family-serving agencies which strengthen the lives of over 5 million disadvantaged families annually. Earlier in his career, he served as the President & CEO of Catholic Charities USA, one of the nation’s largest networks of religiously affiliated social service organizations. In 2009, Mr. Harvey co-authored the book, Nonprofit Governance. A second edition of the book was published by ACTA Publications in 2013. With the popularity of this book, Mr. Harvey has provided many nonprofit organizations with board training to improve effectiveness.
Thomas J. Harvey received a M.S. from the Columbia University School of Social Work; a Master’s degree and B.A. in Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, and a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo College in Philadelphia. In 1977, he also earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.