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Major and Corporate Gifts Officer

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Arizona, United States
$80,000.00 - $90,000.00
Closing date
Jun 1, 2023

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in the search for a Major and Corporate Gifts Officer.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major and Corporate Gifts Officer will develop and implement strategies to enhance the vision and mission of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation through financial support. The Major and Corporate Gifts Officer will expand and manage major and corporate giving programs, as well as the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects capable of making annual gifts of $2,500 to $5,000 and more, building the major gift threshold over time. The Major and Corporate Gifts Officer will work collaboratively with members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation advancement team to support a wide range of fundraising activities and programs as well as furthering strategic goals and initiatives of the organization. The Major and Corporate Gifts Officer also will work with a broad array of Foundation colleagues including leadership in Administration, Finance, Public Engagement, Marketing and Communications, and Preservation, as well as build relationships with volunteers and members of the Board of Trustees.

For over 80 years, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has been the world’s leading steward of Wright’s innovative architecture and ideas. The Foundation uses Wright’s work to inspire people to discover and embrace architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts, and each other. The Foundation is committed to sharing the lasting influence of Frank Lloyd Wright through preservation, influence, and education.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation preserves the cultural, built, and natural environments that comprise both the Taliesin and Taliesin West properties. Every year, more than 130,000 visitors are welcomed to these UNESCO World Heritage Sites to enjoy the many public educational and cultural offerings that provide a greater understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, ideas, and influence. The Foundation has a team of specialized staff who investigate myriad considerations as they approach the important, and often urgent, work of the care and historic preservation of these landmark locations along with a collection of over 35,000 works of art, artifacts, and books.

Influencing the growth of architecture, design, and planning by collaborating with universities, scholars, practitioners, and industry at the intersection of nature and built environment is another key aspect of the work of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. To assist in achieving this goal, the Foundation launched the Taliesin Institute—a collection of programs to advance the principles of organic architecture, which was the core of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work.

Educating a worldwide audience about the continued relevance of Wright’s architectural and cultural legacy through tours, exhibits, performances, school and youth programs, and digital engagement is the third focus of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Examples of programming include a book club, monthly Friday night films, and a conversation series that explores architecture, art, and nature. The Foundation also uses Wright’s revolutionary design concepts to educate and inspire people of all ages through hands-on family activities, youth camps, and field trips that encourage people of all ages to explore and discover science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts. Field trips offer opportunities for children in grades K-12 to experience the historic site and ignite their imagination. And for those that can’t visit in person, virtual classroom experiences provide the ability to learn about Wright’s famed principles from home with projects that can be completed at any pace.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least five years of successful experience in major gift fundraising is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $90,000 annually.

Preference will be given to applications received by June 7, 2023.

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