President, Harvest Fund Raising Counsel, Inc.
Principal, Constellation Advancement, LLC
For 30 years, Dave Gallagher has managed fundraising campaigns that have raised more than $10 Billion – with goals ranging from $500,000 to $3 Billion. Dave has worked recently with colleges, universities, hospitals, museums, and other non-profit organizations throughout the nation.
Before founding his own firm, Dave served as Vice President for College Advancement at Baruch College in New York City from 2000 to 2005. Dave was previously Vice President at Community Counseling Service Company (CCS), the nation’s largest fund raising consulting firm where he managed or directed multi-million dollar capital campaigns for numerous clients.
Prior to joining CCS, he was Director of Alumni Relations at his alma mater, St. John’s University – where he earned both his BA and MA in History. Dave teaches fund raising at Baruch College and taught Modern World History at St. John’s. He serves on the non-profit boards of Butterflies (in Delhi, India) and the Delaware River Foundation. He is an avid rower. Dave and his wife, Helene, have two children and reside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.