Craig Smith’s work as a Senior Consultant with John Brown Limited spans more than 25 years. Best known for his leadership, personal solicitation skills, and gift planning know-how, he has directed client relations in higher education, the arts, healthcare, and cultural organizations nationwide, including the National Geographic Society, the University of Michigan, all of the campuses of the University of North Carolina, Columbia University, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has helped to develop and manage campaigns from as small at $6 million to as large as $2.5 billion.
Craig served previously for a decade as Associate Vice President for Development at Rochester Institute of Technology. In this role, he managed a group of 24 professionals in major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and development communications. RIT field officers were training to employ a combination of activity and dollar-based metrics to drive their success, and to routinely use gift planning tools and techniques in their day-to-day interactions with donors.
Craig is dedicated to creatively bringing together philanthropists and worthy charitable causes to assure maximum tax advantage for donors while assisting development officers in reaching their important goals.