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Jim Chitwood

Profound Philanthropy LLC
Planned Giving

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219 Teapot Court
Reisterstown, MD 21136
United States
T: 8506997612

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Nonprofit executive and consultant for planned giving and major gift initiatives

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James P. Chitwood Teapot Court, Reisterstown, MD 21136 H:443-881-4180 email: Executive Management Development Campaigns Major Gift Fund Raising Planned Gift Programs Government Relations Accomplished foundation executive with abilities to secure private, public, and grant funding through solicitation, cultivation and proposal preparation. Proven success in the design and execution of annual giving campaigns, endowment campaigns, capital/special project campaigns, and planned giving initiatives. Results-oriented manager of advancement division staff and executive officer of 23-member foundation board of directors. Strong expertise relationship building and nonprofit polices from investments, audits, gift acceptance, and issue analysis to assure compliance in fiduciary environment. Professional Experience Northwest Florida State College, Niceville FL 1988-2008 Executive Director College Advancement/Foundation Directed and provided budgetary oversight of the Division of College Advancement and Foundation including the staffing of the Office of Marketing and Community Relations, Alumni Relations, Development, Graphic Services and Web Site. Served on the college president’s executive council with college-wide responsibilities. Directed Advancement Division to meet all advertising, media and publications requirements of college. Highly visible foundation chief executive and insured appropriate systems were in place for donor base management, accounting, and scholarship management. Developed planned giving program and established Legacy Society for planned gift donors. Collaborated with staff/faculty in the identification, preparation, and administration of federal, state and corporate grants based on college priorities. Key Achievements: • Secured donations for 280 scholarship endowments for student financial support • Solicited Major Gifts for 18 Endowed Teaching Chairs to support faculty • Secured 24 gifts for Facility Naming Program to fund instructional programs and equipment • Raised in excess of $12 million for the Arts Center Endowment Campaign • Raised in excess of $6 million for the Nursing and Allied Health Campaign • Helped secure and manage federal grants of $3 million for multiple discipline programs • Produced annual foundation revenues from $1-to-3 million • Secured competitive state matching funds in excess of $20 million • Increased foundation assets to $46 million, ranking the foundation endowment 6th nationally in 2007 VSE Survey of Community Colleges James P. Chitwood Page 2 The Destin Log Newspaper Managing Editor 1980-1988 Directed staff of reporters, and copy editors in conversion of weekly newspaper to award-winning twice weekly newspaper, resulting in increased readership from 3,000 to more than 10,000. Developed design and layouts of newspaper. Managed assignment of writers to insure appropriate coverage of news and other events. Provided leadership for editorial decisions and developed editorial policy in conjunction with publisher. Key Achievements: • Numerous Florida Press Association awards recognizing newspapers writing, layout and advertising. • Success of newspaper became factor in its purchase by national newspaper chain. Pensacola News-Journal Bureau Chief 1975-1980 Managed staff of reporters, photographers, and support personnel for the bureau of a regional newspaper. Selected writers for assignments and coverage and reporting of news in two-county area. Raised the visibility of the newspaper by personal involvement in community organizations and events. Key Achievements: • Earned recognition for the newspaper as an alternative source for news and advertising in a competitive market. Education and Credentials Masters of Public Administration (MPA) University of West Florida 1991 Bachelor Arts (BA) Saint Leo College 1988 Professional Development Council for Resource Development National Council for Planned Giving Professional Associations Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP) Florida Association of Community Colleges Northwest Florida Planned Giving Council (NCPG) Florida Council for Resource Development Estate Planning Council of Emerald Coast Council for Resource Development (CRD) Appointments and Nominations Council for Resource Development (President, 2005) Northwest Florida Health Council (Vice Chairman 2008) West Florida Area Health Education Center (Vice Chairman 2008) Air War College National Security Forum, Maxwell AFB Destin Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Florida Kiwanis Foundation Board (Past President and Trustee) Distinguished Alumni Award, Saint Leo University (2009)

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