Dave Gallagher comes to Constellation from Harvest Fund Raising Counsel, Inc., the fundraising services firm he founded in 2006. Known and respected widely in the northeastern United States as one of top talents in campaign execution and management, Dave serves a wide range of clients including: The State University of New York, The City University of New York, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, St. Louis University, Baruch College, Le Moyne College, and Long Island University.
Before joining Constellation Advancement, Dave served as Vice President for College Advancement at Baruch College/CUNY. At Baruch, Dave was personally responsible for all College fundraising, marketing, and communications, government relations, and alumni relations.
During his tenure as Vice President, he personally solicited and closed gifts of $25 million, $12 million, $10 million, $5 million, and thirteen additional gifts at the $1 million-plus range. Dave supervised the first campaign for Baruch College – raising $200 million on a goal of $150 million. Dave’s team increased cash from $6 million in FY 2001 to $19 million in FY 2006.
Before joining Baruch in 2001, Dave was Vice President at Community Counselling Service Company (CCS Fundraising), the nation’s largest fundraising consulting firm, where he enjoyed a long career managing or directing multi-million dollar capital campaigns for numerous clients including: Baruch College, the State University of New York, Le Moyne College, The United Nations Foundation, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Monmouth University, The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, The Vatican Observatory, National Center for Disability Services, Keystone College, Temple Shaaray Tefila in New York, and the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.
Prior to 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 fundraising at Baruch College as an adjunct professor. He serves on the non-profit boards of Butterflies USA (New Delhi, India) and Calvary Chapel St. Bernard (Louisiana).