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Moore Heads Up Alumni Relations; Feudo Joins Development

Joy Moore '81

By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: July 18, 2013

Joy Moore, former director of stewardship and donor relations in University Development, has been appointed associate vice president for alumni relations, Senior Vice President for University Advancement James Husson announced.

A 1981 alumna who received an honorary degree at the 2010 Commencement Exercises for her work with the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, Moore succeeds John Feudo ’82, who after seven years in the alumni relations post has joined University Development as senior development officer.

Husson said the leadership transition would strengthen the University’s $1.5 billion “Light the World” campaign, which earlier this year crossed the $1 billion threshold. A major facet of the campaign’s success, he said, is “providing compelling opportunities for alumni to deepen their engagement with their alma mater.”

Since joining Advancement in 2011, Husson said, Moore “has brought important vision and energy to Boston College, as she and her team have spearheaded some of the campaign’s most visible stewardship events and activities,” such as the 150ontheroad program introduced as part of the University’s Sesquicentennial celebration.

Husson praised Feudo for his work in alumni relations and his skill in relationship building that will be crucial to helping reach the campaign goal over the next few years.  “In an effort to deepen the bench strength of key leaders focused on this goal, I am pleased to announce that John will be joining the University Development unit as a senior development officer. John’s deep understanding of the Boston College experience and his skill in developing relationships will be critical to our success.”

John Feudo '82 (Photos by Lee Pellegrini)

Moore worked in the University’s development operation shortly after graduating and followed that with positions at the University of San Francisco and University of California at Berkeley. After stints as interim head of school at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles and Dana Hall School in Wellesley, she served for four years as interim and then deputy head of the South Africa-based Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, launched by the famed television personality and executive in January 2007.

“I’m delighted by this opportunity,” said Moore. “It brings me back full circle: Working in the Alumni Association under [executive director] John Wissler got me started in the development-alumni relations profession.”

Moore said she was confident of continued alumni support for “Light the World,” citing the response that greeted 150ontheroad, during which BC graduates and parents gathered in seven cities with the goal of providing 150,000 meals to the hungry — an objective that was met many times over.

“Going from city to city and seeing the power of alumni enthusiasm was a wonderful experience. Where there is a University-wide effort to enhance Boston College and its mission, the alumni will be behind it.”