Mike Talarico

Mike Talarico

Mike Talarico

Vice President, Client Partnerships

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Prior to joining TAG Mike most recently served as the Director of Advancement at Melmark, an organization serving children and adults with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities specializing in autism spectrum disorders. Mike led Melmark during its first ever capital campaign, successfully surpassing its $20 million goal with an additional $5 million raised for the creation of a new school building.

Mike also served as the Director of Advancement and Communications at The Tatnall School, a leading independent school in Wilmington, Delaware where he served as the chief development officer responsible for directing the advancement and communications office with special focus on the creation of an Innovation and Design Lab, which was the first of its kind in that area. He also assisted in the transition of a new leader for the institution, ensuring important donor relationships were maintained.

Before his time at Tatnall, Mike spent eight years working in higher education fundraising at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. At Widener, Mike was responsible for securing annual, major and planned gifts, with special focus on athletic fundraising and the creation of the Athletics Hall of Fame. Mike played a vital role in securing major and planned gifts for Widener’s $65 million comprehensive campaign, the largest in school history.

After a successful college lacrosse career at Drew University, Mike was drafted by the Washington Power of the National Lacrosse League, was named as an assistant lacrosse coach at Widener University, and was eventually named head lacrosse coach at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania prior to transitioning into development work. Mike was inducted into Drew’s Athletics Hall of Fame for lacrosse in 2013, and has also served on Drew’s Alumni Board for the past six years.

Mike currently resides in Chester Springs, PA, with his wife, Mariel, and his two children, Dominic and Giuliana.