Max McGowen

Manager, Development Operations

Max McGowen

As the manager of development operations, Max oversees tracking and reporting of fundraising metrics, leads the effort to streamline and enforce data standards and provides additional support to enhance operational efficiency throughout the development department and across the organization.

Prior to joining SVCF, Max served as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) at Rising Tide Capital, an organization that provides technical assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs in his home state of New Jersey. His work as a VISTA there was focused around development, public policy and strategic projects. He also brings experience from his work with several nonprofit organizations in the education, policy and editorial worlds.

Max received his bachelor's in political science from The George Washington University, where he also earned a master's degree in legislative affairs. In his spare time, Max enjoys traveling to destinations both near and far, learning new languages and documenting his experiences through writing and photography.