Monday 11:45 a.m.
David Lively, Senior Associate Vice President and Campaign Manager

With 23 years of experience in higher education advancement, David Lively has directed successful development strategies across five comprehensive fundraising campaigns. Lively joined Northwestern University in January 2012 and in his current role manages We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern, a $3.75 billion University-wide fundraising campaign. Additionally, he oversees a team of 60 development professionals responsible for principal gifts, regional and international major gifts (including offices in New York and San Francisco), gift planning, and campaign planning.

Prior to joining Northwestern, Lively served as vice president of development at DePaul University. During his nine-year tenure at DePaul, Lively held several positions, including senior director of development at the Driehaus College of Business. Before moving to DePaul, he worked as director of annual giving and director of law development at the University of Denver.

Lively previously worked at Northwestern in the late-1990s, serving as associate director of development at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law during the University’s prior campaign. He began his development career in 1994 at the University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. as the assistant phone-a-thon director in the office of annual giving.

Lively earned a bachelor's degree in history from Southern Methodist University (SMU), a master's degree in history from Colorado State University, an MBA from the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, and a certificate from the Management Development Program (MDP) at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.


Tuesday 11:45 a.m.
Jireh Mabamba, Associate Development Officer

Jireh Mabamba was born in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As a child, his parents moved from country to country searching for a safe place to live. Jireh and his family ended up in South Africa, a place he calls home. Jireh attend a prestigious All-Boys school in South Africa, which led to a scholarship in the USA through Rotary International, as an exchange student.

Jireh attended University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD), where he received his bachelor’s degree in both business marketing and organizational management. Jireh is the founder and former president of Twin Ports Rotaract Club, a community service club. He is also the former director of the UMD Entrepreneurship Conference, whose mission is to connect students and community members with successful entrepreneurs locally and nationally.

Jireh is the recipient of the Sieur Duluth Award, the highest award given to a student at UMD based on exemplary services in the university, student organizations, and the community. Jireh was the commencement speaker for his graduation class, the keynote speaker at MLK-Rally in Duluth, and most recently the featured speaker at the University of Minnesota $4.2 billion  Driven Campaign launch. Jireh is happily married as of three months ago and now works as an Associate Development Officer in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.