Jay Graham is currently serving as the Chief Mission Advancement Officer with the Muhammad Ali Center. He is responsible for cultivating, developing, and maintaining donor relations for operational support of the Muhammad Ai Center (MAC), its programs, and facilities, as well as management of capital fundraising programs.
Mr. Graham has served most recently with The Healing Place in Louisville, Kentucky, as Vice President, where he reengineered the Development Office for better efficiency, productivity and cost savings. He began a $20 million dollar campaign which accumulated over $4.5 million dollars in six months. During his tenure, Mr. Graham was successful in rebranding The Healing Place message and increasing their depleted donor base by approximately 4,000 new donors. Finally, as a forward thinking professional he also orchestrated the first crowd funding effort for a non-profit in the state of Kentucky raising $550,000 in six weeks.
Over the last 15 years Jay has worked almost exclusively for non-profits in many capacities in Virginia, Illinois and Pennsylvania. He has primarily focused on public relations/marketing and fundraising, but also has experience in the financial and operations side. His philanthropic knowledge is vast and far reaching with regards to all aspects of philanthropy.
Mr. Graham earned his bachelor degree from Jacksonville State University while earning national honors on the field as a collegiate football player. He has received two master’s degrees; from Austin Peay State University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.