Union, NJ 07083
James Gurland currently serves as Chief Development Officer with the Kean University Foundation in Union, New Jersey. His responsibilities are broad yet emanate from the primary focus of overseeing the development and execution of robust fundraising strategies in alignment with an overarching strategic plan for the Kean University Foundation. More specifically, it includes the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Major Gifts for the University, 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.
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 recently concluded a three year term as 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 260 residents.
In his spare time, James is a very proud father of Ariel, 18, enjoys travelling whenever he can as he has been to all 30 Baseball stadiums in America and is a CrossFit -Level 1 trainer.
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