Director of Major & Planned Gifts

The Director of Major & Planned Gifts for the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) is a newly designed position within the Foundation to capture community interest in the $1 million Lilly Endowment GIFT VI Matching Program.  This position reports directly to the Executive Director of the Foundation having primary responsibility in efforts to meet the goal of the matching program creating and developing a strong major and planned giving program for the CFMC.

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Autonomous, take charge, proactive, driven individual

  • high standards with the ability to network to achieve results through and with people

  • ability to recognize and adapt to changing conditions

  • interested in the freedom to create a dynamic new program, control goals and outcomes, and operate independently as a problem solver

  • purpose driven to focus on social needs that impact the community

  • proven individual with the ability to run his/her own program

The position will primarily hold a major gift portfolio on behalf of the Foundation.  The ideal candidate will identify and cultivate prospects and solicit major gifts ($20,000 and above, or minimum of $10,000 per year for a 5-year period), maintain a portfolio of prospects (100 - 150) and actively move them through the fundraising cycle.  Extensive travel (expenses provided) within a professional, flexible work environment is required throughout Morgan County with an ideal candidate having experience within a community based fundraising setting and experience in initiating new contacts to create appointments.

The Director will be also be responsible for providing Planned Giving expertise, technical support for donors, prospects, and their advisors, as well as for staff at the Foundation.  Demonstrated knowledge of income, gift and estate tax charitable vehicles along with knowledge of estate planning techniques is required.  The opportunity exists for qualified candidates to receive foundation provided estate planning training with additional continuing education.

REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, 5+ years related experience in development/fundraising/planned giving field, with increasing responsibility.

Familiarity with and experience in higher education, community based, non-profit fundraising, or high-end annual giving necessary. 

Salary commensurate with experience.

Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to: 

Executive Director
Community Foundation of Morgan County
56 N. Main Street

Martinsville, IN  46151

or send electronically to:


More information can be found on the Chronicle of Philanthropy.