"The University of Minnesota plays such an important role in the lives of so many across the state of Minnesota. As an alum, I chose to work here to share that positive impact and promote the good things that our department and university are accomplishing. "

Michael KellyAssistant Director of Annual Giving


Michael started with the Gopher Athletics in January of 2018 serving as a Facility Operations Intern with Baseline Tennis Center. He transitioned to the Golden Gopher Fund in spring of 2018 as a Development Assistant and was promoted to Assistant Director of Annual Giving in spring of 2019. Michael's role within the Golden Gopher Fund is the strategic development and execution of Golden Gopher Fund annual giving campaigns for Nothing Short of Greatness and other sport specific projects in addition to executing many aspects of the Gopher Loyalty Program. Prior to joining Gopher Athletics, Michael spent 3 years working as a student assistant at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with UWL Athletics. He graduated with an undergraduate degree from the UW - La Crosse in 2017 and earned a Master's Degree in Sport Management from the University of Minnesota during spring of 2019.

Connect with Michael Kelly

Email: kell1281@umn.edu

Phone: (612) 625-5119