Vice President for University Advancement
Phone: (908) 852-1400, ext. 2387
John is responsible for the university’s overall fundraising programs including the endowment campaign, annual giving, special projects, corporate and foundation relations and special events. He also oversees alumni relations and communications activities. John provides additional support to Centenary University’s president as a member of the Executive Staff committee and serves on the university’s budget committee and board development committee.
John began his full-time career in fundraising and nonprofit management in 1988 and has been a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) since 1994. Prior to joining Centenary University, John served as New Jersey Audubon Society’s Vice President for Development for 15 years and Senior Development Officer at the Summit Speech School for Hearing Impaired Children for 8 years. His other fund-raising positions included Director of Institutional Advancement at Felician College and Fund Raising Coordinator at Alexian Brothers Hospital. He was Co-Founder of Edanjon, Ltd., a public relations firm and former Director of the Midtown Elizabeth Septemberfest Association.
He received a BA degree, cum laude, in Earth and Planetary Environments from Kean University in 1985. He is past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and has served on various nonprofit boards.