Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Faculty & Staff

Mariann McCorkle Salisbury

Title/s:  Co-Director of Legacy Leader

Office #:  WTC-LT #630

Phone: 312.915.7574



Mariann McCorkle Salibury has twenty-five years’ experience in major gifts fundraising, higher education, and strategic development.  She has worked for institutions of higher learning and education, including the Folger Shakespeare Library, Georgetown University, and University of Maryland.  She worked on theology and literature while serving as Director of Development at Woodstock Theological Center from 2009-2013.  Her motto is “We dwell in possibility” (Emily Dickinson).  Mariann has graduate degrees in English Literature and has taught undergraduates and high school students in her early career.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the youngest of five children, Mariann grew up in Tennessee and carries that southern grace with her in all her business and professional relationships.  She is writing a book on the history of marriage and planting a perennial garden while working with donors and nonprofits to make a difference in the world.