"I'm lucky enough to work with generous people that are driven to make our student-athlete experience better. It's my goal that our student-athletes have the same, rewarding experience that I had here just a few years ago."

Chris HawthorneDirector of Development


Chris has been back at Minnesota now for a little more than a year. Prior to returning to the Twin Cities, he spent time at the University of Iowa where he exclusively focused his fundraising efforts on the Kinnick Edge Campaign, scholarship support, and raising recruiting dollars. Before his move to Iowa City, Chris oversaw the Annual Fund at Bowling Green State University where he was tasked with building a framework to enhance the support provided to student-athlete scholarships. Chris initially came to Minnesota to play football for the Gophers while earning his undergraduate degree in Marketing. He will complete his Master's Degree in Business Administration in the Summer of 2019.

Connect with Chris Hawthorne

Email: hawt0056@umn.edu

Phone: (612) 625-0806