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Annual Gift Director Salary
in Connecticut, United States

$104,913 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Annual Gift Director is $104,913 a year and $50 an hour in Connecticut, United States. The average salary range for an Annual Gift Director is between $73,751 and $130,211. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Annual Gift Director. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Connecticut, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates ongoing and special project funding programs for museum, zoo, public broadcasting station, or similar institution: prepares statement of planned activities and enlists support from members of institution staff and volunteer organizations.
  • Develops public relations materials to enhance institution image and promote fund raising program.
  • Identifies potential contributors to special project funds and supporters of institution ongoing operations through examination of past records, individual and corporate contracts, and knowledge of community.
  • Plans and coordinates fund drives for special projects.
  • Assigns responsibilities for personal solicitation to members of staff, volunteer organizations, and governing body according to special interests or capabilities.
  • Organizes direct mail campaign to reach other potential contributors.
  • Plans and coordinates benefit events, such as banquets, balls, or auctions.
  • Organizes solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Informs potential contributors of special needs of institution, and encourages individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, or bequests, conferring with attorneys to establish methods of transferring funds to benefit both donors and institution.
  • Researches public and private grant agencies and foundations to identify other sources of funding for research, community service, or other projects.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Annual Gift Director Job Listings for Connecticut, United States

Program Manager, Parent Gifts
Jan 16
New Haven, CT, USA
Yale University
Reporting to the director of parent gifts, the program manager provides leadership and strategic ... and the Parents Annual Fund; maintains a production calendar of invitations, emails, ground ...
Associate Vice President For Development
Dec 24
Wesleyan University
The AVP will directly oversee a number of Major Gift Officers and program directors for Annual Giving, Research and Parent programs. In these efforts the AVP will collaborate with trustees ...