Jeffrey has led several not-for-profit organizations and held senior development and advancement leadership positions during his 30-year career in the charitable sector. He is one of 7,600 Certified Fund Raising Executives worldwide and has held the credential since 2001. Jeffrey retired from full-time professional practice in 2019 and now advises several charitable entities on a pro bono basis.
Before moving to Richmond in 2018, Jeffrey served as Chief Advancement Officer at Patrick Henry Family Services in Lynchburg, Virginia, a regional Christian ministry serving youth and families; and at the National D-Day Memorial Foundation in Bedford, Virginia for ten years, holding positions of Director of Development, Vice-President for Finance and Development, and Co-President. Prior to his arrival in Virginia, Jeffrey was Director of Institutional Advancement at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware and served for over six years as the founding Executive Director of the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover where he managed a $7.5 million capital campaign and orchestrated the conversion of an historic opera house into a downtown performing arts center. He started his fundraising career as Director of Development with Hope Hospice and Palliative Care in Fort Myers, Florida after five years as an entrepreneur in the private sector. He holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.
Jeffrey has held seats and officer positions on dozens of nonprofit Boards and committees in a variety of communities, including President of the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals. He was awarded that chapter’s Fund-Raising Executive of the Year award in 2005. Jeffrey chaired the Virginia Fund Raising Institute in 2006 and 2012 and served as Chairman of the AFP Virginia Caucus for VFRI. He is currently serving his fourth year as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Michigan Wildlife Conservancy located near Lansing.