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Components of a Well-Rounded Development Program


Please join fundraiser and community development professional Noah J. Roufos-Abbey for a one-hour interactive workshop and informational session. Noah welcomes the opportunity to share best practices and industry insights that can help build strategies and structures that advance conservation work and resource procurement.

Specific topical areas to be addressed will include:

  • Overview of the components of a well-rounded program
  • Online fundraising
  • Major gifts (what are they to you and to your org?)
  • Planned gifts (starting with bequests, QCDs and charitable gift annuities)




Noah J. Roufos-Abbey | Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Penn State Harrisburg

As a member of the executive leadership team at the University’s largest and most comprehensive Commonwealth Campus, Noah Roufos-Abbey works with individuals, corporations, and foundations to build strategic partnerships as donors, volunteers, academic partners and well-informed community ambassadors.

In 2022, Roufos-Abbey led the development and alumni relations office to the successful conclusion of the A Greater Penn State campaign, surpassing its $44 million campaign goal. He has held advancing leadership positions within Penn State collectively, for over 11 years. Roufos-Abbey’s career also includes work in community affairs with Gaudenzia, Inc., as well as service as the vice president of Harrisburg Area Community College, where he oversaw all administrative aspects of the flagship campus of ~6,500 credit-seeking students in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

In his spare time, Noah enjoys all types of athletics and outdoor recreation, music, cooking, and spending time with his wife and three children. His father Kevin Abbey is an inspiration to him, and recently retired from Clearwater Conservancy in Noah’s hometown of State College, PA.


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