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Andrew Day joins Gifted Philanthropy as chief executive

Andrew Day joins Gifted Philanthropy as chief executive

Andrew Day has joined full service fundraising agency Gifted Philanthropy as chief executive.

Day joined Gifted Philanthropy in November from Compton Fundraising Consultants where he was group chief executive for 28 years. Originally from Australia and with 30 years’ experience in the fundraising sector, Day moved to the UK in 1996. Day was the first non-North American to serve as Chair of the Washington DC-based CFRE examination board, and was also chairman of the Association of Fundraising Consultants from 2005 to 2009.

Day also co-authored Capital Fundraising in the UK, is a regular conference speaker and commentator. He is also currently chairman of trustees at St Chad’s Centre Trust Company in Warwickshire, trustee for the National Churches Trust, and Ward Councillor for Warwick District Council.

Director Chris Goldie said:

“I’ve watched Andrew rise to the top of his game, serving cathedrals, hospitals, education and heritage clients with a rare blend of wisdom and attention to detail. No other fundraiser in the UK has Andrew’s breadth of experience or insightful understanding of major donors.”

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Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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