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Job Title: Founder and President

Organization: Pranger Philanthropic

Jill Pranger, ACFRE, founder and president of Pranger Philanthropic, has 30 years of professional fundraising and not-for-profit management experience. Since founding the business in 2003, Ms. Pranger has worked with organizations across the Northeast region. Additionally, Ms. Pranger is an internationally sought-after trainer and keynote presenter in the areas of fundraising, the not-for-profit sector, organizational management and development, philanthropy, business networking, and working with volunteers. In 2006, Ms. Pranger earned her Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) designation, an advanced certification held by only 100 people in the world. Ms. Pranger is an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Master Teacher and was the recipient of the 2006 Fundraising Executive of the Year Award from the AFP Genesee Valley Chapter, Rochester, New York. As a volunteer, she serves on the ACFRE Certification Board and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. She is a past board member of AFP International, AFP Great Smoky Mountain Chapter, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Greater Rochester, and Lilac City Toastmasters. She is past president of the AFP Genesee Valley Chapter, the Junior League of Rochester, and Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, and has 35 years of continuing volunteer service with the American Red Cross. Prior to establishing Pranger Philanthropic, Ms. Pranger worked as a fundraising professional with the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, Highland Hospital Foundation, Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region, Seneca Park Zoo Society, and National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

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