The CASE District IV Hall of Fame Award recognizes retired professionals who have provided outstanding service to their institutions, to CASE District IV, to the advancement profession and to higher education. The honoree exhibits sustained outstanding achievement and has been retired as an advancement professional at a CASE District IV member institution for at least one year after serving a minimum of five years at that institution.
CASE District IV 2012 Hall of Fame Award– Marcus (Marc) Raney Jr.
Although his resume may be a brief one and a half pages, Marc Raney’s years in higher education and his dedication to CASE District IV extend almost four decades. He “grew up” in CASE District IV first as director of development at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, from 1974 to 1980. (Prior to that time, he got his feet wet in higher education administration as dean of students at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.)
Then Marc decided to plant his roots in San Antonio at Trinity University where he started as director of development in 1980 and remained in that position until 1984, when he became vice president of university advancement at that private and well-respected institution. During the next 26 years, he oversaw the areas of development (capital projects, endowments and annual fundraising), public relations (including media relations, publications and community relations) plus alumni relations.
Retirement in May 2010 with his latest job as vice president for leadership giving with United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Marc may have retired from higher education, but he continues to be actively engaged in a career that benefits the community where he lives and the people that United Way serves.
Marc’s professional associations include the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, the National Committee on Planned Giving (San Antonio chapter) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (San Antonio chapter). His community involvement is extensive, including service as past president of Methodist Health Care Ministries of South Texas Inc.; member of the board of directors for Ghost Ranch/Plaza Resolana in Abiquiu, New Mexico; past chair of the San Antonio chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews; member of the education committee for the San Antonio Area Foundation; member of the University Presbyterian Church (San Antonio); member of the board of directors for the Greater San Antonio Area Chamber of Commerce, Central Area Business Council; and mentor at Mark Twain Middle School, San Antonio Independent School District.
An Elder at his church, Marc is married to Gail Todd Raney; they have two grown daughters and two grandchildren. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University, conducted graduate studies at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and holds a master’s degree in education/counseling psychology from Boston College.
Marc earned his stripes in higher education and the respect of his CASE District IV colleagues for years of dedication to students, advancement and the value of learning.