Director of Development and Planned Giving

Philadelphia 19103, Pennsylvania

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The Philadelphia Foundation seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of Development and Planned Giving. The Philadelphia Foundation provides civic and philanthropic leadership to the people and partners serving at the heart of this region’s common good. Born of a desire for more powerful, permanent funding to address community needs, Philadelphia Foundation has collaborated with thousands of individuals, families and businesses to advance this goal for over 100 years. To date, the Philadelphia Foundation has awarded almost $500 million in grants and scholarships to community organizations striving to make the world a better place.

Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Chief Advancement Officer and working closely with the President & CEO, the Director of Development and Planned Giving, a newly created position, is responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of individual major gifts and planned giving prospects, and existing donors. This leader will grow short and long-term assets at the Philadelphia Foundation.

Six to ten plus years minimum of progressively responsible development experience with emphasis on soliciting and closing major and planned gifts from individuals; must include gifts of $100K and above. Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to prepare case statements and other donor materials. Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.

To Apply: Please submit your credentials to: Jo-Ann Zoll at; 610 565-3831

The Philadelphia Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer

Contact: Jo-Ann Zoll


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