Charles Davis

Charles E. “Chuck” Davis III

Senior Consultant

With almost 30 years leading advancement programs in the higher education, secondary school, and nonprofit sectors, Chuck Davis supports our domestic and international clients with strategic fundraising.

Before his career move to leading nonprofit fundraising training organization Gail Perry Group, Chuck:

  • Led the MBU Empowers Campaign at Mary Baldwin, which began with a modest $25 million goal that closed in June 2023 at $78 million. The campaign included some of the largest major gifts in university history, including a cash gift of $23 million, an additional $5 million from one dedicated alumna and an historic $12.5 million planned gift.
  • Worked in global fundraising, building philanthropy programs at the Robert Gordon University Foundation in Aberdeen, Scotland, and at the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
  • Served as the principal architect of Elon University’s largest capital campaign, surpassing a $100 million goal.

Chuck has a track record of helping educational institutions facilitate the most significant gifts in their history, while building processes and teams for sustained success. He is a proud graduate of Furman University and is a key leader in nurturing authentic relationships which result in transformational philanthropy.