A member of the Boston College National Development Board and co-chairman of the Anniversary Class Drive, Daley has been active in numerous BC fund-raising efforts. He served on the Alumni Major Gifts Committee and co-chaired the Chemistry Building Drive during the Campaign for Boston College, and was a member of the committee that raised funds for the Fulton Hall renovation.
The Patrons of the Museum aims to boost the number of major museum supporters. In the past year, the museum has received 40 individual contributions of at least $1,000, according to Lynne Prosser, associate director for major gifts in the Development Office. Daley's first task will be to enlist a volunteer executive committee, which will work to attract new contributors at the Fides level and to build an endowment for new acquisitions and first-rate exhibits, she added.
C. Michael Daley.
"Mike has been a President's Circle Patron since 1985 and a very close friend to the institution for many years," Prosser said. "He has an interest in art and great leadership abilities in rallying support for the institution as a whole."
Daley, who holds a BC marketing degree, has served since 1986 as chairman, chief executive officer and treasurer of the Dedham-based LoJack Corp., a manufacturer of stolen car recovery devices. He has been a director of LoJack since 1981 and was the company's president from 1986 to 1996.
McMullen Museum Director Nancy Netzer welcomed Daley's appointment.
"I'm just delighted Michael Daley has decided to take on this task at a really crucial moment for the museum, when we have had great success behind us, and a number of international shows coming up in the next few years," Netzer said. "I look forward to working with him, and to his leadership."
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