Gary DeFrancesco

Dir. of Corp. Giving & Strategic Development

Gary has served as the Director of Grants and Development for the New York City Public Schools. He has served as the Dean of External Affairs at LaGuardia Community College, Bank Street College of Education and New York Institute of Technology.  Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree from Columbia University.  He is currently working on a J.D. degree, focusing on the need to make changes to education laws to meet the current needs of children and families, at the University of New Mexico School of Law

Gary has planned and directed dozens of funding campaigns for educational institutions, arts organizations and not for profits across the country over 25 years. He has developed the strategies and options that have resulted in major corporate donations in support of education and the arts.

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