James Gurland currently serves as Chief Development Officer with Kean University in their Division of Institutional Advancement. His responsibilities range from the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Major Gifts for the Colleges of Business and Public Management and Humanities and Social Sciences as well as managing and leading all aspects of Planned Giving.
Prior to his work with Kean, James held positions with the Jerusalem Foundation, Inc. as National Director and The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science as Executive Director of the New Jersey Region. It is during this period, that James successfully closed several seven figure gifts as well as building a regional board. James was effective in utilizing Direct Mail as one of many tactical approaches toward securing major gifts.
Before joining the world of Development, James practiced Law in the State of New Jersey as a litigator primarily in the area of Employment Law.
James holds a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey and a B.A. (History) from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
James is also a lay leader as he is President of the Board of Governors of Daughters of Israel, a multi-faceted, state-of-the-art, skilled nursing facility offering the most modern and comprehensive services including long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation, memory care, hospice/palliative care, respite stays and living with assistance, that provides the highest quality of care for nearly 300 residents.
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