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The Wartburg Foundation, Inc.

Director of Annual and Planned Giving

The Wartburg Foundation, Inc.
Mount Vernon, New York, United States

Date Posted: 05/18/2011
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Wartburg Foundation in Mount Vernon, NY seeks an experienced, creative and high-energy professional to direct annual and planned giving campaigns. The Foundation is located on the spectacular 36-acre campus of the Wartburg Adult Care Community ("the Home") -- a Lutheran Social Service provider recognized by the ELCA and the LCMS. The Wartburg is less than a mile from the Pelham Metro North Station and on the BeeLine bus system. The Home is a non-profit faith-based institution, open to all. The Foundation is an independent non-profit that raises funds in support of the Home's programs and capital needs (making grants back to the Home for these purposes); and secures planned gift commitments for the long term strength of the Wartburg Endowment. The new Director will be expected to increase the annual fund incrementally each year, cultivating grateful residents and family members, community members, and donors with faith-based ties to the mission and ministry of The Wartburg. The Director will take the lead in developing messaging for letters, printed solicitations and the web site. He/she will work closely with the campus chaplain to ensure strong church relations through targeted church-based activities that build the Wartburg reputation and its visibility, ultimately to attract prospective donors. With the Manager of Communications and Donor Relations, the Director will plan each year’s materials, events and solicitations to meet financial objectives and deepen The Wartburg's connections to its constituent groups. Both the Home and the Foundation are highly regarded employers with historic community roots that date back to 1866. The Home's mission supports the body, mind and spirit of older adults regardless of their religious beliefs or ability to pay for care. This position demands superior strategic thinking; written and oral communication skills; energy; creativity; a sensitivity to religious beliefs and practices; a strong successful track record of annual fund development; fluency in planned giving practices. Send resume and 3 writing samples to