The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative–to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.
LDF’s litigation, policy advocacy, organizing, and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.
The LDF Development Department is headquartered in NYC and oversees all fundraising efforts to support LDF’s ongoing programs and operations. This is a transformative time for LDF and for its Development Department, having seen a recent dramatic influx of support in direct response to widespread attention to racial injustices. This is a pivotal time for LDF as the organization looks to build on this growth.
LDF seeks an experienced Director of Major Gifts, reporting to the Sr. Director of Major Gifts to play a key role within the Development Department. The Director of Major Gifts will be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of donors who have made gifts or with capacity to give a minimum of $20,000 to LDF annually, building relationships with existing donors and known prospects, as well as discovering new prospects in order to increase annual support for the institution. The Director of Major Gifts will plan, coordinate, and implement strategies to engage, cultivate, solicit and steward high-net-worth individual donors. The Director of Major Gifts will report to and work closely with the Sr. Director of Major Gifts, the Chief Development Officer and key volunteers to support their efforts in cultivating and soliciting donors. The Director of Major Gifts will work to deepen the prospective donor pipeline and will maintain accurate and up-to-date information on LDF donors and prospects.
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