Craig Horvath Promoted to Major Gifts Officer
As the new Major Gifts Officer, Craig Horvath will work closely with the President of the College and the Vice President of Mission Advancement to identify, cultivate, and solicit, individuals, foundations and corporations for gifts, grants and pledges of support for Holy Cross College and its scholarship funds.
A charter member of the Holy Cross College Alumni Association more than a decade ago, Craig has been instrumental in helping the college grow and organize its fundraising function. He began working fulltime as Associate Development Director for the college three years ago. "As I looked back on my education, I realized that the time I spent at Holy Cross was one of the most important and formative times of my life. The professors, religious and lay alike, were some of the wisest and most caring individuals I had ever met. They made a powerful difference in my life and so I made it my mission to give something back to this college," said Mr. Horvath.
A long time South Bend resident, Craig Horvath has been a successful teacher, soccer coach and business executive. He is an '84 graduate of Saint Joseph High School, an '85 alumnus of Holy Cross College, and an '88 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
In his spare time, he coaches in the Junior Irish Travel Soccer program, is a board member of the Downtown South Bend Rotary Club, is an active member of C.A.S.E. (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), is a board member of A.F.P. (Association of Fundraising Professionals), is on the Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka class of 36, is a Dream Team mentor for the SBCSC (South Bend Community School Corporation), is on the Crime Stoppers ad-hoc Committee and is a member of the Notre Dame St. Joseph Valley Alumni Club.
Mr. Horvath lives in South Bend, Indiana with his wife Lisa Horvath, an accountant with Kruggel Lawton and Company. They have two young sons and are parishioners at Little Flower Catholic Church.