Samantha Godwin was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for Development for Ohio Athletics on May 30, 2019 after serving as the Associate Director of the Ohio Bobcat Club in 2018-19.
Godwin brings a plethora of fundraising experience from various organizations such as political fundraising and non-profit fundraising with Habitat for Humanity.
During her time as Associate Director of the Ohio Bobcat Club, Godwin oversaw a 16-percent increase to the Annual Fund. She coordinated premium seating and parking, planned donor engagement events, managed OBC membership benefits and ensured efficient processes for all internal functions of the OBC.
As the Director of Community Engagement and Development for Habitat for Humanity of Southeast Ohio, Godwin generated a record breaking $200,000 through special events and successfully funded over six Habitat homes within a two-year span. Before moving to Ohio, Godwin spent three years in political fundraising, serving as a director of development for McKinley for Congress. During her tenure she was responsible for generating over $1.5 million in donations to help a successful re-election campaign in the first district of West Virginia.
Godwin played softball at Florida Gulf Coast where she earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Criminal Forensic in 2009. She then went on to earn her master's degree at West Virginia in American Political Science and Government Relations.
Godwin resides in Athens with her husband, Charles, and her two dogs, Tucker and Cooper. She also serves on the board for Friends of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Circle of the Child Conservation League (CCL), and Athens Professionals for Philanthropy (APP).