Mike Radice


To help individuals, schools, and nonprofit organizations fulfill their ideals and missions.

Key Experiences and Accomplishments

Nonprofit Management
Helped found and development The Skyscraper Museum in Lower Manhattan.
Built from scratch a professional advancement program at Saint Joseph High School, Lakewood, CA.
Wrote and published Professional Money Raising for Schools in 2014, a "how to" book for school development directors.
Acquired a $1,000,000 gift for capital improvements at Mother Cabrini High School, NYC.
Managed a $1,000,000 golf tournament for the THANC Foundation (NYC), proceeds used to find a cure for throat and neck

     cancer.  The net was $800,000 (industry standard is 67%).
Served as Interim Executive Director of Lyric Opera Cleveland (OH) and the Jose Limon Dance Foundation (NYC).
Coordinated two statewide galas raising $100,000 for Love Makes a Family, Hartford (CT). 

Business Planning
Created an advancement plan for Saint Joseph High School, Lakewood, CA.
Served as a committee member to build a five-year strategic plan for Mother Cabrini High School, NYC.
Created a marketing plan for Ft. Tryon Gardens, owned by Clipper Equity, NYC
Created business plans for The Merced Theater Project (Los Angeles), Temple/Morrow Real Estate (NYC), and St. Michael’s Academy (NYC).

Employment History

Interim Director of Advancement, Saint Joseph High School, Lakewood, CA 2014-2015 
Director of Advancement, Archdiocese of New York (St. Michael's, Cabrini), 2009-2014
Freelance Fundraising and Business Consultant, NYC (see Consulting Projects below), 2005-2009
Director of Education and Visitor Services, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT, 2002-2005
Interim Managing Director, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, 2000-2002
Graduate student, New York University and The Union Institute and University, 1998-2000
Director, Murton’s Child Development Center, Cleveland, OH, 1988-1994

Select Consulting Projects

St. Joseph High School, Lakewood, CA:  Created, from scratch, a professional advancement program, 2014-15
Clipper Equity, Brooklyn, NY: Conducted a market analysis for a new co-op development in Manhattan, 2008
José Limón Dance Foundation, NYC: Interim Executive Director (and chief fundraiser), 2007-2008
THANC Foundation, NYC: Organized a major golf tournament grossing $1,000,000 to fund cancer research, 2007
Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, Hartford, CT: Consulted on outcomes-based educational programs; wrote successful program grants

     ranging from $10,000 to $25,000, 2006

Teaching Experience 

Asnuntuck Community College – General Psychology, 2004-2006
Naugatuck Community College – Child Development, 2004-2006
Cleveland State University – Graduate Course in Music History, 2001
Cuyahoga Community College – General Psychology, 1990-1993
The University of Toledo – Undergraduate Adolescent Behavior and Development, 1985-1986 


Degrees Earned
Ph.D. in Public History/Arts Administration, The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati
Post-graduate Certificate in Museum Studies/Administration, New York University
M. A./M.S. in School Psychology/Counseling, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
B. S. in Business Education/Music, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Other Education
Health & Wellness Coach Certification, (March 2016)--Wellcoaches School of Coaching, Wellesley, MA
A.B.D. in Development Psychology--The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
Undergraduate coursework in accounting, law, and computer programming--Lehman College, The Bronx
Graduate coursework in online marketing--Pace University, NYC


Radice, Mike. Professional Money Raising for Schools: How to Raise Millions. CreateSpace: Seattle, WA, 2014.

Radice, Michael.  Glinda’s Ruby Slippers, 2013. [Workshopped at Gotham Writer’s Workshop, submitting to agents.]
Radice, Michael.  The Cabrinian Magazine, Various Articles, 2010-2013.
Radice, Michael.  St. Michaelite Magazine, Various Articles, 2009-2010.
Radice, Michael.  “The Drummer Boy was a Girl:  Annie Hunley Glud.”  Battlefield Journal 15 Aug. 2005.

Radice, Michael.  “Connecticut’s Connection to the Evolution of Broadway Theatre:  Four Sites, Four Stories.” 

     Antiquarian and Landmarks Journal 1 Sep. 2005.
Radice, Michael and Lavinia Mancuso, “Addressing the Downside of Teaching to the Test:  New York City History Day at the

     Museum of the City of New York.”  MANY Connections, 15 Jan. 2000.
Radice, Michael, “Pursuing the Culturally Specific Donor,” Theater Management Journal 2.1, 1998.
Radice, Michael.  “Psychological & Spiritual Health: One in the Same?”  The Chronicle 23 Jul. 1993:  9.
Radice, Michael.  “Renting a Psychological Mercedes.”  The Chronicle 20 Nov. 1992:  23.
Willis, Carol, ed. [Michael Radice, Researcher-Assistant, mentioned].  Building the Empire State, New York, NY: 

     W. W. Norton, 1998.


American Association of Fundraising Professionals

AFP, Greater Los Angeles Chapter

Travel (Alphabetical Order by Country)

Throughout Canada; Paris, France; Delhi, India; Shannon, Ireland; throughout Italy; Vaduz, Lichtenstein; Mexico City, Mexico; Moscow and St. Petersburgh, Russia; throughout Switzerland; throughout the United Kingdom; 44 of the 50 states, USA