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Director of Major Gifts (Fundraising)

Prager University Foundation (PUF) is looking for a Director-level individual to specialize in Major Gifts, who is as passionate about our vision of creating a more rational America as we are. Although this role is based in our LA headquarters, there will be travel required during the year for donor visits and events. You will be one of our lead fundraisers in regards to Major Donor Gifts, focusing on $25k-to-1M+ donations, working closely with our CEO, Executive Director, and Director of Development in continuing our rapid year-over-year growth. 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Managing a portfolio of major donors and prospects, which includes identifying and meeting with donors to cultivate, steward, solicit, and ascertain capacity to support PUF

  • Tracks and manages pipeline of major donor meetings for which CEO, Dennis Prager, and others may need to attend

  • Reviews donor correspondence, including reports, proposals, acknowledgment letters, etc.

  • Leads proposal writing and year-end report writing for major gift acquisitions and renewals  

  • Makes 2-5 strategic/ substantive visits per month (donor, prospect, or advisor visits)

  • Identify and/ or close 24+ gifts per year valued between $1M-3M+ total

  • Promote, organize & participate in 2 or more donor or advisor seminars per year

  • Collaborate with Officers and development staff to provide donors with exceptional service and collaborate with site visits/ donor visits

  • Develop and provide to management quarterly forecasts for production of gift activity

  • Be familiar with and remain current on various gift planning tools and agreements

  • Other duties as assigned 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in charitable gift planning/ fundraising

  • Demonstrated ability to close principal gift plans at the six and seven figure level

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity in relation to information and documentation

  • Passion for PragerU's mission to further what we call "Americanism" and familiarity with the concepts espoused in our digital content


  • Commitment to excellence in all endeavors

  • Superlative written and verbal communication skills

  • Must be a self-starter who can prioritize tasks with limited supervision

  • Experience working effectively with a variety of personalities

  • Strong digital literacy, particularly in Mac iOS or Windows, Microsoft Office, Google and Adobe suites

  • Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge experience helpful

To apply, please first review our website at and look over our materials. Then, submit a resume and cover letter including your understanding and appreciation of our content to

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