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Thomas Harvey

The Luke McGuinness Director of Nonprofit Professional Development
Nonprofit Professional Development


126J Mendoza College of Business
Notre Dame, IN 46556





Thomas J. Harvey, the director of the Nonprofit Excellence Program at the University of Notre Dame, joined the staff of the Mendoza College of Business in 2005. Over the course of his 40-year career, Harvey has led local and national organizations committed to confronting the challenges of poverty, discrimination, access to health care and human services. In October 2003, the Council on Social Work Education chose Harvey as one of the 50 pioneers within the field of social work during the past 50 years, which was highlighted in the group’s published work, Celebrating Social Work: Faces and Voices of the Formative Years. From 1998-2005, Mr. Harvey served as the senior vice president of the Alliance for Children & Families, an international association of 350 private, nonprofit child- and family-serving agencies that strengthen the lives of more than 5 million disadvantaged families annually. Earlier in his career, Harvey served as the president & CEO of Catholic Charities USA, one of the nation’s largest networks of religiously affiliated social service organizations. In 2009, Mr. Harvey co-authored the book, Nonprofit Governance, which was published by Corby Publishing, LLC. Thomas J. Harvey received a M.S. from the Columbia University School of Social Work; a master’s degree and B.A. in Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy; and a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo College in Philadelphia. In 1977, he also earned a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.