Rapid Growth in Fundraising Leadership at Gail Perry Group
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Gail Perry Group, a prominent nonprofit fundraising consulting firm headquartered in North Carolina announced today that Evan Northup has joined as Fundraising Consultant, part of GPG’s strategy to support its growing roster of clients. Northup will guide the next generation of nonprofit CEOs and their leadership teams in accomplishing their fundraising goals and capital campaigns.
Evan Northup, CFRE, brings a wealth of experience to her role. Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Miami, Florida, Evan’s career in the world of fundraising began on Capitol Hill. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in political science from the highly selective American University, and a master’s degree from world-renowned The University of Edinburgh, where she focused on business, history, and theory of art.
Throughout her career, Northup has showcased her leadership in various aspects of fundraising; spanning annual individual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, and strategic assessment and planning. Her remarkable track record extends across diverse sectors, including political organizations, higher education, and the arts and cultural realm.
Her experience encompasses a deep understanding of nonprofit technology and extensive consulting work. Notably, Northup spent three years as the head of development for the Foundation for Philanthropy at AFP International Headquarters.
“We are impressed by Evan’s unwavering commitment to invoking positive change in local communities and the world through fundraising strategy. Her intense passion to empower board members and fundraising staff aligns perfectly with Gail Perry Group’s mission, and will undoubtedly lead to an increased spotlight on our clients’ impact, value, and potential for growth,” commented Gail Perry, President of Gail Perry Group.
With the addition of Northup’s expertise, passion, and commitment, Gail Perry Group is poised to continue growing to support nonprofits in achieving their capital campaign and fundraising goals, while making a lasting impact on the causes they serve.
Nonprofit fundraisers lead the way
Charles Davis joins top consultants at Gail Perry Group
September 26, 2023
Gail Perry Group, a leading US-based nonprofit fundraising consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Charles E. “Chuck” Davis III has joined as Senior Consultant. In his new role, Davis will craft philanthropic strategies to help GPG clients’ reach transformational capital campaign and fundraising goals.
Davis brings a demonstrable record of success in building and nurturing authentic relationships which result in transformational philanthropy through major gifts.
Davis’s career spans almost 30 years leading advancement programs in the higher education, secondary school, and nonprofit sectors, to support increased philanthropy and fundraising, both domestically and internationally. As a senior advancement leader, he recently led the MBU Empowers Campaign at Mary Baldwin University, which began with a modest $25 million goal and closed in June 2023 at more than $73 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 a dedicated alumna and an historic $12.5 million planned gift.
“Chuck’s capacity to build meaningful and authentic relationships with nonprofits, will help us advance their philanthropic goals. , which is at the heart of successful advancement professionals, boards and organizations,” said Gail Perry, President of Gail Perry Group.
“We look forward to leveraging Chuck’s rich expertise for Gail Perry Group’s wider philanthropic, donor, and community engagement efforts across our footprint. Chuck will also focus on expanding our work with educational institutions and international organizations.”
He has worked in global fundraising, building philanthropy programs at the Robert Gordon University Foundation in Aberdeen, Scotland, as chief executive officer from 2012-2015, and served as director of strategic development at the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. In each position he has helped facilitate the most significant gifts in each institution’s history, and built processes and teams for sustained success.
Prior to working internationally, Davis served from 2003-2012 as the director of the Ever Elon campaign and assistant vice president for university advancement at Elon University. Over his 9-year tenure, he served as the principal architect of Elon’s then largest capital campaign surpassing a $100 million goal.
Earlier in his career, Davis served as interim president and director of development for the Medical Foundation of East Carolina University, and director of development at the Graduate School of North Carolina State University. Davis is a proud graduate of Furman University.
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