Steven Virgadamo dedicates his entire career to a dedicated furthering of the Catholic Church’s social impact. For over twenty years, Steve has unrelentingly contributed endless improvements and direction to a knowledgeable and professional network of school leaders and administration.

Experience

  • Associate Superintendent for Leadership

    at Archdiocese of New York

    January 2014 - at Present

    New York

    The Archdiocese of New York is one of the largest school systems including elementary and secondary schools covering the boroughs of the Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and reaching north into Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Ulster and Sullivan Counties. Steven Virgadamo provides direct oversight and formation to school leaders, and develops a strategic plan and a related culture of succession planning to replenish the overall Archdiocesan system with 12-15 new principals.

  • Associate Director - Alliance for Catholic Education

    at University of Notre Dame

    February 2011 - January 2014

    Indiana

    Steven Virgadamo provided thought leadership and served as the lead consultant on various projects for Alliance for Catholic Education, specializing in the areas of governance, strategic planning, executive searches, marketing/enrollment management and development.

  • National Director of Development - North American Territory

    at College of Humanities, LOC, Inc.

    March 2008 - February 2011

    Connecticut

    Steve Virgadamo was responsible for strategic fundraising direction, fiduciary oversight, resource planning and fundraising operations. He conducted an assessment of existing philanthropic strengths and opportunities, and created a strategic vision for long term growth and success in development. Steve Virgadamo also developed a regionalized fundraising process in which he recruited, staffed and supervised a team to support seven regional offices in support of North American fundraising efforts.

  • Vice President

    at Catholic School of Management

    April 1988 - August 2008

    New York

    Steven Virgadamo served as Vice President and the senior consultant on projects in more than 2000 educational institutions in 43 states. He developed and executed training programs for board members and development professionals in donor cultivation and solicitation skills. Steve also conducted major gift solicitations in partnership with board members and key administrators.

  • Director of Development and Stewardship

    at Diocese of Wilmington

    February 1986 - March 1988

    Delaware

    Steve Virgadamo worked collaboratively with key constituencies as a member of the senior leadership team to provide fund raising insight and strategic planning guidance. He supervised a staff of six development professionals Steven planned and implemented a giving campaign which generated $5 million annually in addition to managing a database of 30,000 active prospects. He also implemented a successful capital campaign to secure $50 million.

  • Founder, Executive Director

    at Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools

    January 1982 - February 1986

    Connecticut

    Steven Virgadamo established the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools (FACS), and inaugurated a $15 million endowment campaign. He designed and conducted an annual fund campaign to provide scholarship support for students attending inner city schools.

  • Associate Superintendent

    at Archdiocese of Hartford

    January 1982 - February 1986

    Connecticut

Education

  • Executive Director

    at Curran Catholic School Leadership Academy

    2014 - at Present (6 years) New York

  • John F. Meyers Award

    at National Catholic Educational Association

    2018 - 2018 (1 year) Virginia

  • Launch Speaker at Entrepreneurial Leadership Series

    at Fordham University

    2016 - 2016 (1 year) New York

  • Post Graduate

    at The New School for Social Research

    1980 - 1982 (2 years) New York

  • Graduate

    at Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus

    1976 - 1980 (4 years) New York

  • Graduate Studies

    at St. Francis College

    1974 - 1976 (2 years) New York

Services offered

  • Education Management

    During his career, Steve Virgadamo has remained involved with Catholic School Management, Inc. a firm of which he was a founding Associate. Over the course of 20 years, he began as a founding Associate and played a key role in the firm’s growth and development. At the same time, he served as senior consultant and executive on projects in over two thousand institutions throughout the United States, for which, in addition to providing leadership management, he developed the business, training programs and partnership agreements.

    Steve Virgadamo retired from Catholic School Management Inc. before it was sold to Christian Brothers Investment Services. Today, he is a Partner with Partners in Mission, Inc where he continues to provide the highest level of professional counsel to Catholic schools and diocese throughout the country.

  • Thought Leadership

    For many years, Steve Virgadamo has provided thought leadership to Church leaders, Trustees and Board members. His expert counsel over many years has led to many Bishops, Chief Finance Officers, Superintendents, Pastors and Principals to consider him to be the expert in both Church and school management and the most premier consultant for Catholic schools, colleges and universities.

    Steve's knowledge of Catholic school management and private school marketing is world renowned. He travels throughout the United States and internationally to mentor and teach school leaders, pastors, and more. His domestic and international reputation has led to Steven’s selection as a delegate for the World Congress on Catholic Education sponsored by the Congregation of Catholic Education.

Languages

  • English Native

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