Bill has assisted regional, national, and international organizations with major gift initiatives, annual giving programs, planning and feasibility studies, development audits and philanthropic capability assessments, endowment programs, board training and development, corporate and foundation relations, prospect research, and campaign management. During his career, he has been involved with fundraising projects that have raised more than $1,000,000,000.
Prior to joining the American Red Cross, Bill served as the Chief Development Officer for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. In this capacity, he provided leadership for the full range of advancement activities, with an emphasis on individual major and planned gifts as well as board support for a $100,000,000 Centennial Campaign. Bill also oversaw ongoing efforts in special events, corporate and foundation grants, e-philanthropy, and direct response. Overall, when including government support and the federation of ninety agencies, he led development efforts for an $800,000,000 annual operation. Bill served as a key member of the Catholic Charities leadership team, and took an active role in strategizing about current and future priorities and opportunities.
Bill also has more than fourteen years of experience working with a number of organizations in different nonprofit sectors. Recently, he served as the Executive Director (starting and building a campaign office, constructing a centralized database of over 240,000 records, and eventually overseeing a team of twenty-one) for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh’s $125,000,000 capital and endowment campaign, which has received more than $233,000,000 in philanthropic commitments and is the most successful diocesan-wide fundraising initiative on record. Bill also managed an international campaign for a nonprofit organization based in Paris, France. This particular campaign, which was conducted in both the United States and Europe, solicited gifts in various currencies and involved the management and training of volunteers on two continents.
Bill has received industry awards for his work on prospect research and case statement development. This year, he was honored by Nonprofit Pro for a case statement he authored. While in Pittsburgh, he taught a class on fundraising at Duquesne University and also started an internship program with Carnegie-Mellon University students interested in development and nonprofit management. Last year, Bill was named a 40 under 40 rising star in the New York nonprofit community.
In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in education at Randolph-Macon College, he has completed numerous management, development, and grant-writing educational programs. Bill is one of only 6,000 fundraising professionals in the world to have earned the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive. He also is on track to earn his Certification in Planned Giving from Crescendo’s Gift College. Bill is a former Board Member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals NJ Chapter.
Bill lives with his wife and daughter in Westfield, NJ.