Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Matt LaBarbera
Associate Director of Annual Giving - Athletics
Administration
PHONE: (219) 464-5983 EMAIL: Matt.LaBarbera@valpo.edu
Matt LaBarbera

Matt LaBarbera returned to Valparaiso University in December of 2012. He is responsible for all fundraising efforts related to the Crusader Fund, the annual giving fund that supports operating budgets and student-athlete scholarships for Valpo’s intercollegiate athletics and recreational sports programs.

Previously Matt worked for Neulion, Inc. one of the largest providers of technology services to college athletic departments. Matt worked with Neulion’s Ticketing, Donor Management and Email Marketing solutions, helping support existing Neulion partner schools and converting new partner schools. Matt led donor management conversions for Idaho, Texas State, Southern Utah and Oral Roberts (among others), and worked with ticketing and donor operations at dozens of Neulion’s existing partners.

Prior to this Matt filled in briefly as the Operations Manager of the Harre Union in the winter of 2010-11 and worked for a year at the Wolfpack Club, the athletics fundraising organization for North Carolina State University.

Matt earned his M.B.A from Valparaiso University in 2009 and graduated from Valpo with a B.A. in Political Science in 2008. At various times as a student Matt was a manager for the men’s basketball team, a Research Associate at the Community Research and Service Center, Assistant Editor of The Cresset and a Marketing Assistant with the athletic department.

Matt and his wife Beth (also a 2008 Valpo graduate) live in Valparaiso with their daughter Mary.

Click HERE and select Athletics/Crusader fund to make a secure donation online. Or mail a check or credit card information to: 

Crusader Fund
Loke Hall
1100 Campus Dr. South
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Administration
Mark LaBarbera
Director of Athletics
Stephen Anthony
Associate Director of Athletics for Business Services
Anne VanKeppel
Associate Director of Athletics for Marketing and Constituent Support
Homer Drew
Associate Director of Athletics
John Kuka
Associate Director of Athletics
Adam Klos
Assistant Director of Athletics for Event Management
Kim Smith
Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance
Traci Young
Head Coach/Asst. Director of Athletics for Life Skills Program/Senior Woman Administrator
Fred Villarruel
Director of Marketing for Athletics
Jenny Garrett
Associate Director of Marketing for Athletics
Matt LaBarbera
Associate Director of Annual Giving - Athletics
Jamie Anthony
Assistant Compliance Coordinator
Merel Nelson
Operations Coordinator
Candy Jessen
Administrative Assistant for Athletics
Erica Jessen
Athletic Ticket Operations Manager
Renee' Turpa
Group Sales Coordinator
Mark Adams
Faculty Athletics Representative
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