|Position:||Assistant Director of Development for Major Gifts|
|Alma Mater:||Miami, 2006|
Alfonso Restrepo is in his second year as the Assistant Director of Development for Major Gifts with the Hurricane Club, joining the staff in January 2013.
During Restrepo’s first year, the Hurricane Club reached several historic milestones. Restrepo was a member of a team that reached a new membership record of more than 6,900 Hurricane Club members, which included more than 1,000 new members. As a member of the Major Gifts team, Restrepo assisted in the successful launch of the “Football Victory Fund”, a project to address the pressing needs of the UM Football program. Restrepo also oversaw the “It Starts With You” referral program, which helped increase both membership and contributions to the Hurricane Club.
Previously, Restrepo served as the Assistant Director of Development for the Panther Club at Florida International University from 2008-12. He oversaw the annual fund program at FIU, and served as a member of the major gifts team. During his tenure at FIU, athletics giving increased by more than 500 percent and donors to the Panther Club nearly quadrupled.
Restrepo was a member of FIU Athletics senior staff, assisting in roles such as soccer liaison for external events, social media implementation and premium areas coordinator for all athletic facilities. He also oversaw the mascot, cheerleading and dance programs at FIU.
Prior to FIU, he worked for the Miami Dolphins as a Project Support Specialist, focusing on season-ticket and group tickets sales as well as special event operations.
He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Miami and was a five-year member of the Hurricanes' co-ed cheerleading team.