Joe serves as the Vice President of Development with a primary focus on strengthening and diversifying contributed revenue that will allow for NFCR to invest even more in cutting-edge cancer research. Prior to joining NFCR, Joe served as a Client Partner for the American Cancer Society through Merkle Inc. Nonprofit Group, a data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and as a Corporate Vice President with Community Counselling Service Co., LLC (CCS), an international fundraising and strategic consulting firm. Joe is passionate about philanthropy and firmly believes “that service to humanity is the best work of life” (C. William Brownfield, 1951). With this passion, Joe has assisted nonprofit organizations raise more than $750 million for a variety of philanthropic initiatives since 2001.
Joe has developed and presented on a range of philanthropy topics for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Bank of America Nonprofit Impact Series, DC Bar Pro-Bono Program, the Booz Allen Hamilton Nonprofit Speaker Series and the Center for Non-Profit Success as well as for several regional and national conferences. Joe is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (including the Washington DC Chapter), the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the National Capital Gift Planning Council and the Direct Marketing Association of Washington.
Joe graduated with two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Journalism and Political Science). He has earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE®) professional designation from CFRE International (2007), the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving (CSPG™) designation from the American Institute for Philanthropic Studies (2008) and the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation from The American College (2015). In addition, Joe holds a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University (2012).