Michael Levy Joins Cowboy Joe Club as Assistant A.D. for Development

June 24, 2015 LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming has hired Michael Levy as its new Assistant Athletics Director for Development. The announcement was made by Randy Welniak, UW's Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development and Revenue Enhancement.

Levy comes to Wyoming from TCU where he served as an Athletic Development Officer from September 2011 until June 2015. Levy will be involved in all facets of the Cowboy Joe Club's fundraising efforts. He has extensive experience in building relationships with donors, soliciting gifts and stewarding donor relationships.

"As part of our Athletics Department strategic plan and the promotion of Tim Collins to Associate AD for Development, we were fortunate to be able to hire an additional development staff member,"said Welniak. "This will have a positive impact on our ability to meet the $5 million challenge presented to us by our legislators with the state matching funds.

"We are very excited to have an individual like Michael join our development team. He had an excellent fundraising background with his experience at TCU and will bring another perspective to our staff."

"I am excited to be joining the Wyoming Athletics family," said Levy. "I am thankful to Randy Welniak and Tim Collins for the opportunity to serve the Cowboy Joe Club and its generous donors.

"The Cowboy Joe Club is known around the country as a premier intercollegiate athletics fundraising arm, and I am honored to work alongside such a successful team. I look forward to meeting Cowboy fans and donors, developing new relationships and helping Wyoming Athletics achieve excellence."

While working for TCU's Frog Club, Levy raised funds for the annual fund, which eclipsed $12 million in fiscal year 2015, and for capital projects for new facilities and facility renovations.

He was directly involved in acquiring major gifts for the $73 million renovation of TCU's Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Renovation project and for the premium seating in TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium, which recently underwent a $170 million renovation.

Levy created and directed the TCU Lettermen's Association Heritage Campaign, which focused on engaging former Horned Frogs' lettermen to donate to the renovation of the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. That project has raised over $750,000 to date. He also initiated the Legacy Brick Program that resulted in over $700,000 in donations.

Levy joined the Frog Club as a development officer the fall following his graduation from TCU where he was also a letterwinner on the Horned Frogs' golf team. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in strategic communication from TCU in May 2011.