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Our History

J.C. Geever, Inc. was founded in 1975 by its Chairman, Jane Geever. In 1981, J.C. Geever, Inc. became the first firm led by a woman to be admitted to membership in the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel.

From the start, J.C. Geever, Inc. has provided cost-effective and creative guidance and support designed to help not-for-profit institutions assess and master fundraising challenges. Today, the firm provides consulting, management and training services in support of organizations of every size.

Our Mission

J.C. Geever, Inc. maintains a commitment to providing professional fund raising and management expertise that empowers each and every client to fulfill its mission and to realize its full potential. Our services are tailored to address the specific needs of the client and are driven by the highest standards of quality and integrity.

Our Philosophy

Every client faces unique challenges and possesses unique strengths.

As consultants, we must do more than just give advice or solve a problem. We never work at arm's length; rather, we treat our clients as partners, taking the time to understand organizational culture and character.

Our services are designed to:

  • bring to your organization consultants who have experience and expertise that complements your not-for-profitís needs and strengths;
  • bring focus and efficiency to your fundraising efforts
  • Improve the future fundraising capacity of your not-for-profit.

Chairman

Jane C. Geever

Jane C. Geever

Jane C. Geever founded J.C. Geever, Inc. in 1975. The firm was the first woman-led fund raising company admitted into membership in the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC).

Among her achievements, she assisted in the creation of the certificate program in fund raising at New York University, spearheaded the first jobs bank at the Association of Fundraising Professional’s International Conference and Fund Raising Day in New York, and was appointed to the Independent Sector's ad hoc committee on Values and Ethics. Ms. Geever is a member of the Philanthropic Advisory Council for the Better Business Bureau in New York, the advisory council for the national project Funding Fundraising at Baruch College, and is active in the Independent Sector's Give Five Program in New York. She has been a member of the Board and officer of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives Institute (NSFRE) and of the AAFRC.

Ms. Geever has written widely on topics related to fundraising. She is the author of the Foundation Center's Guide To Proposal Writing, now in its fifth edition, and in support of this book teaches workshops throughout the nation. Additionally, she lectures nationwide on subjects related to grantsmanship, volunteerism and philanthropy.  Jane is a member of the faculty of Columbia University’s Master’s Degree in Fundraising Management program.

Ms. Geever holds a Master's Degree from the New School for Social Research and she has done post graduate study in business management at Stanford University. She delivered the May 1989 Commencement address at the 71st Commencement of her Alma Mater, Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, at which time she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.