Since his retirement from NFL coaching in 2007, Jim McNally has
volunteered tirelessly for UB Athletics.
He has made his mark by turning the annual UB football reunion
into a premier event, now attended by hundreds of former players.
He has personally communicated with more than 1,500 individuals
about the reunion, and assisted in planning and organizing a full
weekend of events.
McNally's fundraising efforts have resulted in increased Block B
membership, a support group of the Blue and White Club. He is also
credited with landing several donor commitments of $10,000 during
the Athletic Director's Leadership Circle campaign, and one planned
gift to UB in the six-figure range. When traveling extensively with
the football program to away games, McNally retains his donor
relations role, stewarding donors and potential donors while on the
road. His fundraising efforts have also resulted in a significant
increase in season ticket sales to Western New Yorkers.
Recently McNally was tapped by Athletics Director Warde Manuel
and Associate AD Doug Gnodtke for his input on the search that
resulted in UB's new head football coach, Jeff Quinn.