Murphy, Jim
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Executive Director, Hale Center Foundation for the Arts and Education

Established a mission driven Board of Trustees during the transition from a For-profit business to a Non-profit organization and created HCFAE’s first Strategic Plan. Created a strong spirit of philanthropy; built meaningful relationships with theater patrons, corporations, foundations, Orem City and the community that resulted in grants and philanthropic gifts; maximized the funds raised from the guest appearances of Audra McDonald and Will Swenson in the theater’s 2011 production of 110 in the Shade; directed special events and initiative based activities; created a vibrant community outreach program; built partnerships with local businesses, major corporations, schools and universities; substantially increased volunteer participation; served as spokesperson at events; and assisted staff in prioritizing objectives and completing theater and foundation projects in a timely fashion at all organizational levels. (2009 - 2014)        

Director of Advancement, ScenicView Academy, Clear Horizons Academy

Ensured the success of development initiatives using SMART Goals and strategic planning; built meaningful relationships and authored grants that resulted in philanthropic gifts and financial support; advocated for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other learning disabilities; created three new highly successful and well attended special events; increased community awareness; established ongoing internal and external communications by producing newsletters, press releases, brochures and other media materials; and served as the SVA/CHA spokesperson at internal and external events. (2009 - 2011)

Executive Director of Advancement, University of Utah

Directed fund raising and communication initiatives at the University of Utah’s internationally renowned Moran Eye Center and Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Supervised day to day operations of the advancement office; wrote and edited written materials; coordinated the submission of research grants; cultivated meaningful relationships with community leaders and other individuals who had the ability to make major gifts; pursued new funding opportunities; created highly successful affinity programs; worked closely with the University’s President as liaison to a number of the major donors; and provided information and training to International Advisory Council, physicians, researchers, local clinic personnel, faculty, staff, and students to raise funds and expand development initiatives throughout the University. (2004 - 2009)

President & CEO, Utah Valley Healthcare Foundation, Intermountain Health Care

Developed a broad base of support for health related programs and services with Foundation and Hospital Trustees in support of Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Orem Community Hospital, American Fork Hospital and the communities they served. Built and nurtured meaningful relationships with grateful patients and others that resulted in philanthropic gifts. Coordinated all hospital development initiatives in conjunction with administrators, physicians and community leaders. Major initiatives and capital projects funded included the Family Guest House, an Interfaith Chapel, a Daycare Facility, and a Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. Funds were also raised for the purchase of critical equipment used in patient care and much needed health services for individuals, local IHC Clinics and the community. (2000 - 2004)

Assistant Dean, College of Fine Arts & Communications, Brigham Young University

Developed and implemented a strategy as the individual responsible for fund raising and communications that resulted in the building of more meaningful relationships and expanded financial resources while enhancing the image of the College during BYU’s four hundred million dollar Capital Campaign. Identified, cultivated, solicited, and had stewardship of donors who had affinity for the School of Music, the Museum of Art, BYU-TV, the Departments of Visual Arts, Communications, and Theater & Media Arts. Worked with the University’s President as liaison to a number of major donors and served on the Dean’s Leadership Council. Major gifts secured during this time included, but were not limited to funding a variety of Faculty Chairs and Student Scholarships, the Jacobsen Center for Service and Learning, the Barlow Institute in Washington DC, the Museum of Art, and a variety of special projects. (1997 - 2000)

Executive Director, Vermont Special Olympics

At the request of Special Olympics International built a vibrant statewide Special Olympics program one community at a time by raising funds, creating partnerships, and aggressively spreading the word about the remarkable accomplishments of the athletes, coaches and volunteers. (1987 - 1997)

Executive Director, International Special Olympics Winter Games

Authored bid, developed staff, recruited and oriented Board of Directors, directed events, raised funds and ensured the financial stability of the International Winter Special Olympics Games, held March 24-29, 1985 in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah. Ended event with $500,000 in surplus funds. (1984 - 1985)

Executive Director, Utah Special Olympics

Recruited by Eunice Kennedy Shriver to create and administer Special Olympics in Utah by building strong community relationships, increasing public awareness, raising funds, and directing the year round sports training and athletic competition program throughout the state. (1981 - 1987)

Educator, Public School and Higher Education

State of Utah certified teacher in Provo School District (1978-1981). Part-time faculty at Brigham Young University (1978-1987, 1998-Present). Part-time instructor at Utah State University, University of Utah, Southern Utah University, and University of Vermont, (1988 - 1997)



Brigham Young University-Provo, M.Ed., Educational Psychology, 1982

Brigham Young University-Hawaii, B.S., Music Education, 1976

Peabody Conservatory of Music, Music Performance, 1973 - 1975



Leadership Award, Utah Association of Directors of Volunteers.

Maurice Warshaw Award, Utah’s Governor’s Committee on the Handicapped

National Community Service Award, Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge

Recognition of Leadership and Outstanding Service to The State of Vermont by Governor’s Proclamation from Howard Dean, MD

Allen Shear Award for Leadership and Outstanding Service to the people of Vermont from The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Coach of the Year, Special Olympics International

Volunteer of the Year, Little League Baseball

International Special Olympics Hall of Fame

Community Service Award, MRA Utah



Member; Rotary International, Lions International, Corporate Alliance, Council for Advancement and Support of Education, National Society of Fund Raising Executives, International Special Olympics Advisory Council, National Advisory Board for Department of Theater & Media Arts - BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. 

Advancement and Board Development work with National Ability Center, Canary Garden Center for Grieving Families, Sunstone Education Foundation, In Harm’s Way, Eugene England Foundation, and Helena Symphony

Fund Raising Consultant / Event Director, Inaugural Utah Winter Games

Volunteer, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and Food & Care Coalition                    

Event Chair, America’s Freedom Festival at Provo and America’s Freedom Foundation

Advisor and Delegation Host, 2002 Winter Olympic Games and 2002 Paralympic Games

Certified Instructor Trainer, Adapted Aquatics and Water Safety for American Red Cross

Principal Tuba; Utah Valley Symphony, Williston Town Band, Provo Municipal Band, Holiday Brass Quintet

Actor and Director, Hale Center Theater, SCERA Theater, Valley Center Theater and Pleasant Grove Players

Vermont Representative to President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

President and Coach, Essex Junction Little League and Essex Youth Soccer Program

Committee Chair and Cubmaster, Cub Scout Pack 630

Chair, Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Founder and President, ADL Band Boosters and Essex Youth Football Association

Creator and Managing Director, KidsQuest International

Assistant General Manager, Provo Angels Professional Baseball Team

Chair, Board of Trustees, Hale Center Foundation for the Arts and Education

President, Salt Lake City Red Butte Lions Club