After a 21-year naval career, Steve Maconi brings with him more than 15 years of development expertise in the non-profit sector, with significant experience in Board Development, strategic planning, donor relations and leadership gifts. Steve is currently the Director of Development for Severn School in Maryland, responsible for philanthropy, alumni relations and communications for the largest independent school in Anne Arundel County Maryland.
Prior to Severn School, Mr. Maconi was most recently the Vice President of Development at the United States Naval Academy Foundation in Annapolis. While there he was instrumental in the development of the first comprehensive development effort in Naval Academy history and played a critical leadership role in the Academy’s $400 million fundraising effort.
While assigned to the Naval Academy Foundation, Mr. Maconi was the architect of fundraising program that brought the first on-line course in Naval Academy history. Working closely with the Ocean Technology Foundation (curriculum architect and program execution) and Academy faculty, the on-line course focused on the search for John Paul Jones’ Revolutionary warship the Bonhomme Richard. The course continues today with both on-line instruction and a real world wreck search in the Chesapeake Bay.
Mr. Maconi is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ocean Engineering), and was a United States Naval Aviator, retiring as a Commander after 21 years. He accumulated over 3500 flight hours in the P-3 aircraft, earned every advanced pilot designation and was the Maintenance Officer of the largest aviation squadron in the U.S. Navy.