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Foundation Matters

Open Position: Chief Philanthropy Officer

Posted: September 8, 2021

The Opportunity with Historic Charleston  Foundation
Located in Charleston, SC, consistently ranked as a top travel destination and a highly desirable place to live and work, Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) is an independent nonprofit that champions the historic authenticity, cultural character, and livability of the Charleston region through advocacy, stewardship, and community engagement.

The Foundation will celebrate its 75th Anniversary next year, and completed a multi-million-dollar capital campaign a few years ago. The organization’s President and CEO, Winslow Hastie, is a well-known preservationist with vision and significant preservation and urban planning experience. With this executive leadership in place and a talented and motivated Board of Trustees, the organization is poised to rise to the next level.

A preservation organization with national renown, HCF is a leader in the national preservation movement through creative programming and advocacy. HCF was the first organization in the country to create a revolving fund to actively purchase and protect endangered historic structures. It has successfully executed revitalization programs of entire neighborhoods and proactively engages in community issues such as growth management, balancing tourism with livability and the threat of coastal flooding.

Position and Leadership Statement | Chief Philanthropy Officer
Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) is seeking a results-oriented, high-achieving, creative and entrepreneurial Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) to help achieve and grow the funding goals of the organization. This individual will have the personal characteristics necessary to focus, motivate, and inspire professional staff and to attract and cultivate donor prospects. The CPO will work with the President & CEO to create and implement a long-term growth plan for individual, corporate, and major giving. This position will be responsible for the oversight of donor pipelines, devising strategies for identifying and cultivating prospective donors, briefings and solicitations, and stewardship. This position will oversee the development team on other major initiatives including data management, sponsorships, mass market fundraising and special events.

The position reports to the President & CEO and will also work with members of the Board of Trustees, National Advisory Council, and the Executive Committee of the Board.

To learn more about this position and the desired qualifications, click here to link to the job posting that you may download in a pdf format.

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