Biography: Patrick J. Feeley, MBA, CFRE
Patrick J. Feeley, MBA, CFRE, has begun his service as chair of Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest association of charitable fundraisers in the world.
Feeley will serve as chair through 2016.
Pat comes to Caron after serving from 2007 to 2013 on the senior management team of the Development Department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, (CHOP). Pat served as Associate Vice President for Individual and Principal Giving overseeing the areas of major gifts, planned gifts, and capital support. He also served as Assistant Vice President for Institutional and Event Fundraising, responsible for the corporate, foundation, cause marketing and special event teams at the Hospital.
Prior to working for this pediatric institution, Pat was Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations from 2002 to 2007 with La Salle University. He was an integral part of the team during the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign which resulted in the building of a new science center at the University.
Before La Salle, Pat worked from 1993 to 2002 in several fundraising and management positions with Junior Achievement. He successfully managed a capital campaign to build a new educational facility for the Philadelphia chapter. Pat’s experience with Junior Achievement also included leading the Berks County chapter as President in the mid 90s.
Pat earned a BA in History from Millersville University, MBA from La Salle University and received a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation from CFRE International.
Pat is a frequent instructor for Temple University’s Event Leadership Certificate Program and La Salle University’s Non Profit Center. He is a Vice Chair of the board of the Clean Air Council, and serves as Chair-Elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals International.