Edward Duffy - Strategic Partner

Ed Duffy has been working with federal and state agencies as well as state legislators and members of Congress for 30 years.  AS Vice President for Development at York Technical College (YTC) in Rock Hill South Carolina, he led the effort to secure over $80 million from private and public sources and initiated the College's Foundation.  

Dr. Duffy is a nationally recognized community college leader and has been a Board member and National President of the Council for Resource Development (organization for community college development staff).  Colleges across the country have sought his consulting services in developing foundations and fundraising strategies, federal proposal development and evaluation.  Current and former clients are in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, California, Tennessee and North Carolina.

As state funding has been limited for new facilities, Dr. Duffy has managed a variety of private and corporate donations, federally designated funds, and local government funds for a child care center, major conference facilities, workforce development centers and a new campus center in one of the small towns in the service area. 

One of the many partnerships developed under his leadership is with the National Association of Home Builders on a national construction trades program and a local center to meet the needs of local contractors has resulted.  A related program with the Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Agriculture, Fannie Mae and the SC Energy Office for Energy Efficient Construction has been started.  The products of this effort have provided the foundation for a statewide network of Weatherization Training Labs to foster energy efficient construction in the South.  

Working with the US Department of Energy, he established a local Energy Resource Center and served on a national board made up major research universities, utilities and National Energy Labs.  Additional energy projects have involved State Energy Offices, the US Department of the Navy and vehicle manufacturers over a 15-year period to build the training infrastructure needed for hybrid, electric, and alternative fuel vehicles in the United States.  

Dr. Duffy received his doctoral degree from the University of Florida in Higher Education Administration, a Master’s in Education degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio.  Civic activities include working with the Red Cross Board and the local United Way Board and serving as President of the rock Hill Arts Council and as a President of the Rock Hill Kiwanis Club.