Mary Jane Boland

Director of Development

Mary Jane Boland leads the medical fundraising team for Cambridge University as Director of Development, Cambridge University Health Partners, a role she has held since shifting with her family from her native New Zealand in October 2021. Prior to that, Mary Jane was Associate Director, Development, at the University of Auckland where over five years she personally raised more than $100 million, mainly for medical research. As campaign director for Auckland’s For All Our Futures campaign which raised $380 million and won the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand’s Supreme Award in 2020, Mary Jane developed particular expertise with bespoke multi-year donor opportunities at the seven- and eight-figure levels. This included securing the largest-ever single gift of $16.5 million for brain research at the University of Auckland and developing donor networks around the globe. Mary Jane also led a successful capital campaign for a children’s charity in New Zealand and in her past life worked as a journalist for newspapers and magazines in her homeland. Mary Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from the University of Canterbury.

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