Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Event Location: 
Shannopin Country Club

Join us for an interactive program with facilitator Jay Frey ―a fundraiser with 40 years of experience in organizations of various sizes and missions.

Jay will give a brief overview of fundraising ethics and then attendees will work in small groups to review an ethical dilemma as presented in a real-world scenario. Each group will receive a different scenario to work on. Each group will discuss the situation, develop the most ethical solution, and then present their conclusion to other attendees.

Jay will address attendees’ questions and foster discussion around each group’s scenario and conclusion. The session will end with a brief discussion on contingency fundraising as a current issue in terms of ethics and fundraising. 

We would like to invite our members to participate by sharing their ethics questions, dilemmas or real world scenarios for consideration.  If you have an issue or topic you’d like to share, please email to Aoife ( or Adele ( ) no later than end of business on May 26. 


About the Presenter

Jay Frey’s nearly 40 years of experience in development ranges from serving as a generalist in small development offices to a major and planned giving specialist in large, complex organizations.  He has worked in fundraising leadership roles and as a consultant for a variety of client organizations. 

Highlights of Jay’s career include positions as Director of Faculty Patient Gifts at Harvard Medical School, Senior Director of Major Gifts at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Vice President for Development and External Affairs at the Chicago History Museum. After 18 years in Chicago Jay joined the leadership of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation in 2010 where he served as Vice President for Development and as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives until 2013. He was Interim Vice President for Advancement at Carlow University from 2014 to 2015.

A past president of AFP Chicago, Jay is a former member of the Board of Directors of AFP International and former AFP International Vice Chair of Membership Services.   He also served on the AFP Western PA Board of Directors and as Vice President of Education and on the Philanthropy Awards Committee. Retired since 2016, Jay held the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential for 15 years.  He is a graduate of Oberlin College.

Jay resides in Wheeling, West Virginia where he was born and raised. He serves on the boards of Elmhurst, the House of Friendship; Friends of Wheeling, Wheeling Hall of Fame, Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp. and he is president of the Fort Henry Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution.

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