Jeffrey is a multi-skilled fundraising, marketing, public relations, government relations and civic leadership professional as well as an academic, and is a respected leader in Greater Cleveland’s nonprofit, philanthropic and economic development communities.
Some notable achievements in his more than three decades long career are roles as Executive Director of Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, Development and Public Affairs Director for Girl Scouts of Lake Erie Council and as a current faculty member of Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.
With Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, Jeffrey was the primary major gift fundraiser, greatly improved community stakeholder and corporate engagement, tripled homebuilding capability and developed the ReStore recycling center, a mission-based fundraising program – while supervising 15 full-time staff, who supervised 135 core Habitat volunteers. He also was solely responsible for corporation, foundation and major gifts cultivation and solicitation, and for all donor recognition while with Girl Scouts of Lake Erie Council. Jeffrey’s public relations, marketing and sales abilities were sharpened in every leadership role he has assumed, and in his current work as a consultant.
At the Levin College of Urban Affairs, Jeffrey teaches undergraduate and Master-level courses in nonprofit administration, leadership, and fundraising.
As a Dorsey & Company Senior Associate, Jeffrey contributes expertise in nonprofit fund development, external relations, major project management, economic development and marketing to a variety of client engagements.
A life-long Clevelander, Jeffrey is steeped in many facets of his community, including having worked as a member of Mayor Frank Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Steering Committee, as a representative to the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition and as a member of Entrepreneurs for Sustainability. He is also an accomplished journalist, poet and percussionist.
A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer, and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Jeffrey earned a B.A. in Psychology at Kent State University and his Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) at Case Western Reserve University.