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Senior Philanthropy Officer

Food & Friends
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 11, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
Health, Social Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1988, Food & Friends provides medically-tailored meals, nutrition support, and friendship to people living with AIDS, cancer, diabetes, and other life-challenging illnesses. Our team of sixty-five employees and thousands of volunteers delivers meals and hope to people living in the District of Columbia and fourteen counties across Maryland and Virginia. There is no charge or income qualification for our services, which are rendered solely on the basis of medical need.


Food & Friends seeks a Senior Philanthropy Officer to expand its major donor and planned giving programs.  Reporting to the Director of Development for Individual Philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy Officer will:


  • Identify, research, qualify, solicit, and steward donors and prospects to successfully close major gifts ($5,000+) for the annual fund and leadership gifts for the capital campaign;
  • Use “moves management” to build, manage, and motivate a portfolio of 100 to 125 donors and qualified prospects;
  • Strategically develop individual solicitations that incorporate a variety of giving options and financial instruments;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify and qualify/disqualify donors at all levels of giving to ensure proper placement in giving channels;
  • Supervise the Donor Relations Manager;
  • Develop and deliver regular reports and briefings to senior leadership; and
  • Use Raiser’s Edge to report and track progress.


This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced development professional to grow an established and robust major giving program to new heights of success. 


The successful candidate will have a BA/BS, and at least 8 years of development experience, including a minimum of 4 years raising gifts of $10,000+. Must have proven experience with donor research, donor cultivation, direct solicitation, and stewardship. Driver’s license required. Must be willing to work in a traditional office environment. Offer of employment contingent upon a pre-employment drug test and proof of vaccination---including booster---against COVID-19 (exemption from vaccination requirement will be considered for disability or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance).


Food & Friends provides a competitive salary and generous benefits.  Our staff enjoys a high quality, diverse work environment that includes short Fridays and casual dress.  Food & Friends is Metro accessible, and has free on-site parking.


To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:


Mr. Lucas Ginn

Food & Friends




Food & Friends is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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