Attn: Blue & Gold Fund
Al McGuire Center
770 N. 12th Street
Milwaukee WI, 53233
Main phone line:
Blue & Gold Fund Goals
The primary goal of the Blue & Gold Fund is to fully fund all athletic scholarships at Marquette University.
Associate Athletic Director, Development
Joe True enters his 12th year on the Marquette athletics staff and serves as Associate Athletic Director for Development. He oversees all fundraising and development functions for the athletic department and serves as a member of the University's Advancements Leadership team.
True began his career at Marquette as an intern for the Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund in July 2005 and has served in multiple fundraising roles during this tenure. His main responsibilities have been soliciting leadership and major gifts for the athletic department, with an emphasis on growing the Blue & Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund and the Athletic Endowed Scholarship Program. Under True's leadership, the number of endowed scholarships for the department has doubled and boasted records in annual scholarship dollars raised for five consecutive years.
Prior to his arrival at Marquette, Joe was a graduate assistant in the athletic ticket office at Northern Illinois University and served as an operations intern with the American Junior Golf Organization.
He was a four-year letter winner on the NIU golf team and was the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Council for two years. Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Masters of Science in Sports Management from Northern Illinois University.
Assistant Director, Blue & Gold Fund
Kerry Richter enters her third season as the Assistant Director of the Blue & Gold Fund, and her eighth year with Marquette University.
Richter is responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies with the goal of increasing donor participation and dollars raised for the Blue & Gold Fund. She will also serve as the primary point of contact with the ticket office on the administration of the priority point system and annual reseating process.
Richter began her career as a Blue & Gold Fund Assistant serving as the primary contact for donor inquiries relating to contributions, priority points, reseating and ticket requests.
Richter graduated from Marquette in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in communication studies. She and her husband, John, are residents of Wauwatosa.
Melissa Morello begins her first year as an Athletic Advancement Associate at Marquette University in 2016-17.
In her position, Morello is responsible for assisting all Blue & Gold Fund initiatives and maintaining the fund's Twitter page. She assists with the fulfillment of donor benefits, staffing and working hospitality rooms for influential donors at Marquette Men's Basketball games and managing the athletic advancement budget. Morello also organizes all calendar and meeting scheduling for the athletic advancement team and planning and execution of special events.
Morello served three months as an Academic Student-Athlete Advising Intern at Marquette prior to her current position. Primarily, she helped with administrative tasks, developing creative content and student tutoring.
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native graduated from the College of Charleston in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in communications with a hospitality and tourism minor, all while competing as a volleyball and sand volleyball student-athlete.