Achieving "Donor Resonance" In 2015

What goals do you have for this New Year?  Perhaps 2015 is the year you will start a website redesign.  Or perhaps you are aiming to complete a successful campaign.  Or maybe your goals are more personal in nature - getting more fit or losing those 10 pounds, for instance.  Whatever your goals, our sincere hope is that you exceed them all!


At Gonser Gerber, we'd like to encourage you to add an additional, overarching goal to your list for 2015.


Chad J. Jolly, Ph.D., Elected to Partnership

Gonser Gerber LLP is pleased to announce that Dr. Chad Jolly has been elected a partner in our firm.  Chad joined Gonser Gerber in 2012.  He previously served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement with William Jewell College (MO) and has over two decades of higher education leadership experience, including significant experience with enrollment management. Read more...


Salvatore F. Polizzotto Retires


Salvatore F. Polizzotto, partner with Gonser Gerber LLP, has retired from the firm as of December 31, 2014. Sal joined Gonser Gerber Tinker Stuhr in 1981 and was elected partner in 1984. Since joining the firm, Sal has provided advancement counsel and strategy to a wide variety of clients. Read more...

Gonser Gerber Institute
Upcoming Professional Development Programs

Thursday, February 5, 11 am to 12:30 pm cst
This webinar will share proven strategies and real-world examples of highly effective - and inexpensive - donor relation efforts.  If you are planning to enhance your stewardship efforts or are looking to strengthen an already solid donor relations program, this webinar will provide the 5 Essential Tips you will want to implement.

Workshop - Atlanta, Georgia 
Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13, 2015

The amount of time you spend with your board varies greatly depending on how strong they are, effective they can be, and the members you have serving. In this Gonser Gerber Institute workshop, we are going to examine the role of your board, and discuss effective ways to build, support and drive your advancement board for greater results. This hands-on workshop is focused on educational institutions, specifically board members, presidents, vice presidents, and/or other leaders/volunteers, who want to explore ways to improve, review and energize their boards.   

View Our 2015 Program Calendar

January 2015 


At Gonser Gerber, we build innovative, individually-crafted relationships with our clients so that their unique aspirations and goals are met.

Current Executive Searches
  • Vice President for University Advancement for Carlow University
  • Senior Director of Development, College of Veterinary Medicine for University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for University of Missouri - Columbia

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Calvin H. Stoney

Douglas D. Mason

M. Jane Eaves

Ronald D. Gunden

Jason D. McNeal, Ph.D.

Chad J. Jolly, Ph.D.

Robert D. Driver

Cristian A. Murdock



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