Michael Ward

Michael Ward

Executive Director of Development, NCTF

North Carolina Textile Foundation

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About Michael Ward

Michael was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. After completing his undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University, he served a one year internship with the North Carolina State Student Aid Association (Wolfpack Club). Through this experience Michael developed a passion for being service oriented and has worked in Higher Education philanthropy for over 15 years in a variety of roles including, athletic development, academic development and planned giving.

Michael joined the NC Textile Foundation as the Director for Development in March of 2016 where he helps to facilitate individual’s charitable inclination for the College and works with industry partners to provide and meet the needs of the College’s priorities through private support. Michael and his wife Alison are the proud parents of Michaela and Watts Ward.

Academic Degrees

  • B.S. Recreation Management, Appalachian State University,


  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals

Additional Information


Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)