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A 1988 graduate of St. Lawrence has been elected to lead the largest organization of fund-raisers in New England.

Ted MacMahon '88, vice president for development at The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston, has been elected president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals' (AFP) Massachusetts Chapter (AFP), New England's leading professional fundraising organization. He has served on the Board of Directors of AFP for the past six years, where among other accomplishments he founded their first "Youth in Philanthropy" program. The initiative recruits professional fundraisers to teach basic fundraising skills to inner-city youth.

In MacMahon's 10 years at The Home for Little Wanderers, he has led efforts that have raised more than $25 million for children in The Home's care and has an extensive background in fundraising and non-profit management. In addition, he has run 15 marathons; in seven of them, he raised over $75,000 for children at risk served by The Home.

MacMahon also serves on the Board of Directors of the Head of The Charles Regatta, where he founded the rowing world's first charity program. He earned his St. Lawrence degree in sociology, and holds a master's degree in fundraising and non-profit management from Lesley University. While a student at St. Lawrence, MacMahon was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, and participated in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and the ski team. He also began his fund-raising activities at St. Lawrence, participating in the "Calling All Saints" program as a student.

Posted: January 15, 2004