Philip G. Mazzara has led comprehensive advancement programs and capital campaigns for a wide range of non-profit organizations during his 35 year career. He has served as president of three hospital foundations and chief development officer for two academic medical centers, a technology university and a liberal arts college.
Additionally, he has served as chief development officer for two Atlanta-based international NGOs—CARE and The Carter Center. While at CARE he oversaw the Private Support team, which raised nearly $70 million annually through four regional field offices, and repositioned the major gifts program to support CARE's strategic "Signature Program" initiatives. He appointed CARE’s first Director of Principal Gifts, and secured a $3 million challenge gift from CARE's Board of Trustees to obtain new and increased unrestricted gifts through the Direct Mail program. During his tenure with The Carter Center, he planned and implemented a $150 million capital campaign and traveled extensively with President and Mrs. Carter to raise funds to double the size of the Center's endowment. He also launched two new gifts clubs to enhance annual and planned giving.
He has also consulted with other NGOs, academic institutions and non-profits on board development, strategic planning and fundraising effectiveness, and he has conducted or participated in numerous development program assessments, feasibility studies and capital campaign plans. He is the author of "Achieving Trustee Ownership," a chapter in The Trustee's Role in Capital Campaigns, published by the Association of Governing Boards.
While Chief Development Officer for the Medical Center at Emory University he was selected for membership in The Unnamed Society. His alma mater, Lynchburg (VA) College awarded him its Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his leadership of a campus Blue Ribbon Task Force charged by the college president with transforming its alumni relations programming. His innovative, hospital-based "Grand Rounds for Community Leaders" program was cited as a Best Practice by the Philanthropy Leadership Council of The Advisory Board.