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Senior Philanthropic Advisor

Cure Alzheimer's Fund Wellesley, MA

  • Expired: April 08, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

POSITION OVERVIEWCure Alzheimer's Fund seeks a proactive and thoughtful fundraising executive to serve in a strategic frontline role as Senior Philanthropic Advisor and contribute meaningfully to the organization's vital mission of funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer's disease. The Senior Philanthropic Advisor will join a high-performing team of mission-driven professionals who have led the organization to higher levels of philanthropic success since its founding sixteen years ago.Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Development, Morgan Herman, the Senior Philanthropic Advisor will personally build and manage a portfolio of high net worth individuals and families with direct involvement in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of major and principal level gifts (five-, six- and seven-figures), and advance conversations for blended and/or complex planned gifts. A significant base of donors resides on the...

West Coast, with significant opportunity in other regions of the U.S., including the potential to expand a nascent international fundraising program.There will be further opportunity for this Senior Philanthropic Advisor to apply the organization's venture capital business model - through which it acts proactively to identify research opportunities and synergies and creates a fast path to necessary resources - to their own exploration of new funding opportunities and engagements. This may include building multi-faceted corporate partnerships with socially conscious organizations, launching new events focused on principal and transformative gift prospects, and employing novel donor engagement vehicles including a new Trustee group.Key to this role is the ability for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high net worth individuals and organizations that provide the funding for increasingly complex research. An aptitude for and experience as a successful relationship builder and the ability to become a trusted source of information about Alzheimer's disease is essential for this role.

The Senior Philanthropic Advisor will work closely with senior staff colleagues and the Board of Directors as a key part of the organization's Development team. They must exhibit strong professional judgment and exemplify the mission, core values and vision of Cure Alzheimer's Fund including a compassionate, professional, and donor-centric demeanor in all communications with donors and other volunteers.RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SENIOR PHILANTHROPIC ADVISORResponsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Identify and manage a domestic and international portfolio of individuals, foundations and corporations capable of making gifts of $50K-$1M+ with preliminary focus on West Coast prospects and donors. (Major gift minimum is currently $10K.) Architect programs and events to engage and cultivate major donors that in themselves bring resources to Cure Alzheimer's Fund and lead to significant major gifts from individuals, and families.

Act as a liaison and nurture State of the Mind cultivation receptions that individuals, groups and organizations host for the benefit of Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Identify and pursue long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations and foundations that offer expanded reach and contributions support for the Cure Alzheimer's Fund and its organizational priorities; structure proposals that capitalize on corporate giving and partnerships, foundation grants, and sponsorship opportunities. Conduct donor research, as necessary.

Collaborate with other staff, within the Development team and across Cure Alzheimer's Fund, to continue growing the major donor base and fostering the engagement of donors and prospects. Represent Cure Alzheimer's Fund to diverse constituencies to extend the brand and encourage collaboration and contributions. Work with staff and volunteers on a broad array of projects

Cure Alzheimer's Fund


Wellesley, MA



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