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E. Ramone Segree

Personal Statement

Education, achievement, and service are guiding principles that have inspired my life. Mentorship has also directed me to realize my life by giving what I have learned and experienced to others. These precepts, philosophy, and values have led me to a life of service and learning through philanthropy and voluntarism. I am inspired to express this through instruction and example in the comprehensive fundamentals course Fundraising Fundamentals for Nonprofits. We are fortunate to be part of an institution, program, and curriculum that carry forward this spirit and application for our equally fortunate students who are stewards of our future.

Experience

E. Ramone Segree, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), is a philanthropic professional with over 30 years of experience. He serves as Vice President, Development/Chief Development Officer for NYU Winthrop Hospital. In 2002, he started the philanthropic and strategic management firm, Segree Associates, having served diverse clients, projects, and major campaigns in excess of $100 million. Segree has served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Foundation Executive Director for CUNY/LaGuardia Community College, Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Meharry Medical College, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Foundation Executive Director for Salem State University, and Vice President for Development for Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Segree also has served as a medical specialist in the U.S. Army Reserves and the Pennsylvania National Guard. He is a past chair of the international Association of Fund Raising Professionals Foundation for Philanthropy (AFP), is a member of the international AFP’s Leadership Society and AFP’s Greater New York, Long Island, and Rhode Island Chapters, and has published “Strategic Management: Leadership in Changing Times” in AFP’s Advancing Philanthropy.

Segree holds a doctor of education degree in adult learning and organizational leadership from Columbia University, Teachers College, a master’s degree in community psychology and organizational development from Pennsylvania State University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and education from California University of Pennsylvania. He also was awarded an honorary associate degree from Community College of Allegheny County.