Jane C. Geever

Jane C. Geever founded J.C. Geever, Inc. in 1975. The firm was the first woman-led fundraising company admitted into membership in the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (AAFRC).

Among her achievements, she assisted in the creation of the certificate program in fundraising at New York University, spearheaded the first jobs bank at the Association of Fundraising Professional's (AFP) International Conference and New York AFP's Fund Raising Day, and was appointed to the Independent Sector's ad hoc committee on Values and Ethics. Geever is a member of the Philanthropic Advisory Council for the Better Business Bureau in New York, the advisory council for the national project Funding Fundraising at Baruch College, and is active in the Independent Sector's Give Five Program in New York. She has been a member of the Board and officer of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives Institute (NSFRE) and also of the AAFRC.

Geever has written widely on topics related to fundraising. She is the author of The Foundation Center's Guide To Proposal Writing (now entering its 6th edition) and in support of this book, teaches workshops throughout the nation. She also lectures nationwide on subjects related to grantsmanship, volunteerism and philanthropy. She is on the faculty of Columbia University, teaching in their master’s degree program on fund raising management.

Geever holds a master's degree from the New School for Social Research and she has done post-graduate study in business management at Stanford University. She delivered the May 1989 Commencement address at the 71st Commencement of her Alma Mater, Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, at which time she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Jane Geever teaches Grants.