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Gordon C. Fraser, MSW, Major and Planned Gift Program Consultant, Former Director of Gift and Charitable Estate Giving- University of Pittsburgh, Development Chairperson, Board of Trustees- St. Paul's Senior Community.

September 29, 2023 1:15 PM | Anonymous

Gordon C. Fraser, MSW coaches social agency and higher educational fundraising professionals how to transition from a "transactional fundraising" strategy to a highly "relational fundraising" process resulting in increased annual fund, major gift and planned giving financial results. He believes that "The gift should be as meaningful to the donor as it is beneficial to the institution." He has enjoyed a successful major outright gift and estate gift planning career in religious affiliated social agencies and higher education institutions. His most recent full time employment was with the University of Pittsburgh for 17 Years and previously served at 3 liberal arts colleges (Thiel College, Allegheny College and Upsala College, NJ, and 2 social agencies, Presbyterian Senior Care and two Presbyteries in New Jersey. His employment has resulted in securing private foundation and state funding for urban literacy programs, and the naming and endowing of higher education Deanships, scholarships, departmental funds, study abroad funds, research funds, and buildings. He is competent at creating major gift solicitation strategies, using special events for major gift cultivation, marketing and estate and life income gifts, and developing estate gift planning strategies. He currently serves as the Planned Giving Adviser to the French Creek Council, BSA, Erie, Pa. and the Narragansett Council, BSA, Rhode Island, and for the last decade as the Chairperson of the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees of St. Paul’s, a senior care Community in Greenville, Pa. Mr. Fraser holds degrees from Rhode Island College, Rutgers University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Mr. Fraser has enjoyed the natural beauty of Western Pennsylvania for the past 30 years, especially sailing, pontoon boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding at Pymatuning State Park as well as clearing hiking trails and waterfront at Goddard State Park. He also continues to seek to learn and practice how social justice and the power of money can further a more just and equitable American Society. Mr. Fraser is a member of the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council and the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Western Pennsylvania Chapter. 


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