I have 40 years of experience, and specialize in the field of non-profit administration with specific knowledge in the areas of fund development, capital campaigns and strategic planning. I have published on such topics as individual and corporate philanthropy, planned giving and philosophy and psychology of fundraising. After three years as director of the music publishing division of Warner Bros. I served 12 years as chief executive officer of a nationwide professional society in music at the college level. a major part of my role was to establish and conduct a most successful direct response fundraising program. I went on in a similar role at the a well known university and then as vice president at a conservatory. For five years I served as EVP of a cutting edge direct response firm, and retired as vice president of a college in Illinois after ten years of service. In total, I’m credited with direct involvement in raising approximately $80 million in charitable gifts.