PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Cobbs Creek Foundation announced the recent appointment of Michael J. O’Neill as its new Executive Vice President. In his new role, O’Neill will be responsible for advancing the organization’s development efforts, fostering corporate partnerships, and securing government funding.
O’Neill brings extensive experience in the nonprofit sector to the Cobbs Creek Foundation. His career includes 14 years at Villanova University, where he led a historic $763 million fundraising campaign. Most recently, O’Neill founded Beneficence Partners, a consulting firm dedicated to maximizing philanthropic investment for mission-driven organizations.
“I am thrilled to join the Cobbs Creek Foundation,” said O’Neill. “As a passionate golfer with a deep appreciation for its history, I am humbled to be part of the effort to restore a world-class course in Philadelphia. The team has already done amazing work and built important partnerships, and I am honored to be a part of Cobbs’ future success.”
The Cobbs Creek Foundation is equally enthusiastic about O’Neill’s appointment. “His decades of experience in the fundraising and nonprofit fields will be an incredible asset to our mission of providing the Cobbs Creek community, and Philadelphia as a whole, with a world-class golf course, educational facility, and economic driver,” said Jeff Shanahan, President of the Cobbs Creek Foundation.
O’Neill holds a BA in English and an MBA in Communications & Media Management from Fordham University. He serves on the board of trustees at LaSalle Academy in Philadelphia, the golf committee at Union League Liberty Hill, and is a member of the Irish American Business Chamber & Network. O’Neill and his family reside in Newtown Square, PA.
For more information about the Cobbs Creek Foundation and its work, visit cobbscreek.org.