"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 on campus at the University of Minnesota for more than 3 years. Over that period of time, he's been involved in fundraising efforts for the Athletes Village, Track and Field Stadium campaign, the Mariucci Arena Renovation campaign, led the Robert K. Eddy Athletic Performance Center fundraising campaign, and has been involved with fundraising efforts for sport specific campaigns for football, basketball, and softball. Prior to returning to the Twin Cities, he spent time at the University of Iowa where he focused on major gift fundraising efforts surrounding the Kinnick Edge Campaign and at Bowling Green State University where he developed a scholarship-focused annual fund. Chris originally came to the U to play football as an undergraduate from 2011-2013 and, most recently, earned his MBA from the Carlson School of Management in August of 2019.

Connect with Chris Hawthorne

Email: hawt0056@umn.edu

Phone: (612) 625-0806