Updated: September 7, 2017
Grant Kelly currently serves as the Senior Associate Director of Athletics/Director of Development for the Johns Hopkins Department of Athletics. In his role, Grant oversees the Johns Hopkins Athletics fundraising staff (Blue Jays Unlimited), the annual fundraising arm that provides support to all 24 Hopkins varsity intercollegiate sport programs. He is responsible for all major giving; including capital, endowment, scholarship, sponsorship, and annual fund support.
During his time with Blue Jays Unlimited, the organization has raised over $30 million and he recently led a five year campaign focused on capital improvements and new endowments for the department. These include the opening of the Cordish Lacrosse Center, Babb Field at Stromberg Stadium, renovating the Goldfarb Gymnasium, renovating the tennis facility, renovating the football facilities, renovating all locker rooms, launching the Wilson Fewster Football Assistant Coaching Fund, Football Pride & Poise Fund, Swimming Championship Fund, Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Success Endowment Fund, and the Irvin B. Litofsky Endowment for Student Pride & Tradition.
In 2017 Grant was selected as the College Division Fundraiser of the Year by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD). Grant's award was one of four that NAADD presented on June 14, 2017 at the Learfield Directors' Cup Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 52nd Annual NACDA & Affiliates Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Grant joined Hopkins Athletics in 2006 as the Development Coordinator. Since then he has held every position within the Blue Jays Unlimited office and ascended the ranks to now oversee the organization. Prior to his arrival at Johns Hopkins, Grant attended the University of Massachusetts and earned a degree in English. Grant currently resides in Lutherville, MD with his wife Laura.