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Director Major or Capital Gifts Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$102,979 (USD)

Average Salary

$50/hr

Average Hourly

$3,460

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Director Major or Capital Gifts is $102,979 a year and $50 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Director Major or Capital Gifts is between $72,390 and $127,810. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • 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.
Director Major or Capital Gifts Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Public Relations Specialists

Job family population: 233,730

Estimated population of Director Major or Capital Gifts jobs: 4,873

Rate of error: 1.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$119,380
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Director Major or Capital Gifts Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Assoc Dir, Major Gifts - Athletics
May 13
Evanston, United States
Northwestern University
The Associate Director of Major Gifts identifies, cultivates & solicits major gift donors from prospect pool of alumni, friends, and family members of the University. Manages process & prospects ...
Assistant/Associate Director of Major Gifts
May 21
Chicago, IL, USA
Darden School of Business
The Assistant/Associate Director of Major Gifts is responsible for cultivating meaningful relationships with a portfolio of prospective donors who have the potential to make major gifts of $100,000 ...
Director, Development
Mar 19
Chicago, IL, USA
AHIMA
Director, Development Full Time Position Chicago The American Health Information Management ... major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The ...
Senior Development Director - Midwest
May 24
CHICAGO, United States
American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Situated in Israel's cultural, financial and technological capital, TAU shares Tel Aviv ... major and principal gifts; Exceptional communications skills and ability to motivate and inspire ...
Senior Development Director - Midwest
May 14
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American Friends of Tel Aviv University
Situated in Israel's cultural, financial and technological capital, TAU shares Tel Aviv ... and soliciting major and principal gifts; * Exceptional communications skills and ability to ...
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