Hartley is one of the longest tenure members of the VCU Athletic Department, joining the Rams in 1999.
In his current role as the Associate Athletic Director of Major Gifts, Hartley has been instrumental in taking VCU’s fundraising efforts to new heights. He was a key contributor to helping the Ram Athletic Fund reach three million in donations for the first time in school history.
Hartley also played a key role in securing the largest gift in department history, a three-million dollar agreement with Meadwestvaco, and the largest corporate sponsorship in department history, a four-million dollar deal with HDL, Inc.
He was also vital in the Rams’ fundraising efforts which secured the lead gifts for the $4 million club/suite projects for the Siegel Center as well as the $1.5 million basketball enhancement campaign. During his tenure with the Ram Athletic Fund, annual giving has risen from $600,000 to more than $3 million annually. In addition, membership in the Ram Athletic Fund has increased to over 3,000 members.
Prior to joining the fundraising efforts, Hartley spent his first five years at VCU managing the ticket office.
Prior to coming to VCU in 1999, Hartley worked at the University of Maryland as the Assistant Director of Ticket Operations in addition to his alma mater Virginia Tech.
A native of Walworth, NY, Andrew Hartley graduated from SUNY Cortland in 1991 with a B.A. in Education with a minor in business & economics and a concentration in Sport Management. He continued his education receiving a masters degree in Sports Management from Virginia Tech in 1995.
Hartley and his wife, Amy, live in Richmond’s Fan District with their two sons, Chase and Cole.