David J. Holquin
Institutional Advancement, Comprehensive Development Programs, Assessments
David Holquin is Director of Development at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA, and has been an adjunct consultant with Catholic School Management since 2015. He has been involved with Catholic education for over 25 years as a student, employee, and Board member.
At Bellarmine David directs all fundraising efforts with a team of 12 fundraising and support staff. Bellarmine’s regular fundraising efforts include planned, capital, endowment, and annual giving. He also supervises the Office of Alumni Relations and special events. He recently led the school’s first-ever giving day, which saw nearly 1,500 donors contribute almost $300,000 in one day. Prior to Bellarmine, David served for 11 years at Justin-Siena High School, a Catholic school in the Lasallian tradition. At Justin-Siena, David served in numerous capacities including Director of Campus Ministry, Summer Programs Director, Director of Admissions, Chief Advancement Officer, and Interim Principal. Both school experiences convince David of the importance of story-telling, management oversight, commitment to mission, and hiring passionate people to ensure that advancement of mission.
With a passion for board and council work, David has been involved with numerous high school boards, his church pastoral council, as well as the Mission Council for the De La Salle Christian Brothers District of San Francisco New Orleans.
David is a proud graduate of Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento and St. Mary’s College of California where he earned a Business degree in Economics with an honors concentration in Finance. He also holds a Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.