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Jesse Marks
Position: Associate Athletics Director for Development
Alma Mater: Miami
Jesse Marks Profile
Release: 01/01/2012
Jesse Marks rejoined the University of Miami team in March 2010, now serving as Associate Athletic Director for Development.

Marks, under the guidance of Director of Athletics Blake James, is responsible for the management and daily operations of all development efforts including major/capital giving, endowment, annual fund and special events. Since 2010, the Hurricane Club has raised more than $19 million for scholarship and operational support and more than $15 million dollars to fund the Theodore G. Schwartz and Todd G. Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence, which is currently under construction and set for completion in 2013. Membership in the Hurricane Club has also grown over 18% to over 5,500 active members since 2010.

Jesse returned home to UM in 2010 after working at Wake Forest University in a similar capacity. Marks coordinated major gifts from the southeast region of the country for the Demon Deacons, and was responsible for increasing annual and capital gift revenue by nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Athletic Director of Development at Florida International University, where he oversaw all development operations for the athletic department, including major giving, annual fund and premium seating. During his tenure at FIU, he was a member of the athletic department senior management team and his efforts saw total athletic giving increase by more than 80 percent.

Marks began his career with the University of Miami Hurricane Club, serving as Development Associate from 2004-06 and then as Assistant Director of Development for Annual Giving from 2006-08. At Miami, he managed all aspects of The Golden Cane Program, in addition to assisting with all annual fund operations. During this time at UM, annual giving increased by over 50 percent.

Marks has earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in sport administration from the University of Miami.

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