Steve Virgadamo is a talented, innovative, and passionate executive who is well-equipped with knowledge and skills in education administration. He serves the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), Notre Dame, Indiana as an Associate Director. ACE strives to sustain, transform, and strengthen Catholic Schools and prepares teachers, administrators, and leaders to serve the children in Catholic Schools. ACE ensures that all children experience the gift of an excellent Catholic Education. Steve Virgadamo provides customized professional guidance, mentorship, and guidance to assist Catholic Schools and diocesan administrators confront opportunities and challenges.
Steve Virgadamo provides customized professional guidance, mentorship, and guidance to assist Catholic Schools and diocesan administrators confront opportunities and challenges. He not only created outreach opportunities for Catholic School supporters, but also provides direction and oversight to teams of consultants and researchers to improve the Academic excellence, Catholic identity, Governance, Enrollment Management, and Business Operations of each school. Steven Virgadamo’s mantra at ACE is “we must work collabroratively and do whatever it takes to enroll more children in great Catholic schools”.
Being in the responsible position, he facilitates strategic planning for schools and diocesan systems; provides professional development and classroom instruction in areas of school administration; and conducts strategic assessment of schools and school systems. Steven Virgadamo also worked as a Chief Development Officer (North American Territory) for Legion of Christ, Inc., Thornwood, NY, which is a global religious congregation focusing on education, youth, missions, family ministry, and social work. While working there for almost four years, he was responsible for strategic fundraising direction, resource planning, and fundraising operations. He not only assessed existing philanthropic strengths and opportunities, but also created a strategic vision for long-term growth and success in development. He led initiatives to streamline costs and increased philanthropic support from $18 million to $22 million annually.
Steve Virgadamo served prestigious Catholic School Management, Inc. (CSM), as Vice President for more than two decades. CSM is an inter-national leader in consultative guidance for Catholic educational institutions and provides comprehensive consulting services in all areas of business and operational development. As a VP, Steven provided strategic vision to the firm and supervised staff involved in strengthening the advancement efforts and board development of Catholic educational institutions within the US and abroad.
He worked as a Senior Consultant and General Counsel on projects in more than 2000 Catholic Schools in 43 states and 75 dioceses. He developed and executed training programs for board members and cultivated new business opportunities. He also published various articles on fundraising management and educational administration. Steven Virgadamo’s dedication to Catholic School Education is based on his premise that while many not for profits can treat the symptoms of poverty and social injustice, successful Catholic Schools treat the disease.
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