CFI Welcomes New Development Director
July 9, 2012
The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is delighted to introduce the person newly tasked with developing the financial resources that will power CFI’s activities today and well into the future, our new Director of Development, Alan Kinniburgh, Ph.D.
“Apart from having an incredibly impressive resume in science and research, Alan brings with him an outstanding track record in forging new relationships and soliciting and receiving major gifts in the nonprofit world,” said Ron Lindsay, President and CEO of CFI. “In what is an incredibly difficult climate for nonprofits – for science advocacy in particular – we are extremely lucky to have Alan on on our team.”
Alan has three decades of experience in academic science and medicine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was a Professor of Cancer Genetics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. He has spent the past twelve years in leadership positions within the not-for-profit sector. These include organizations as diverse as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. When charged with the development of nonprofit funding, he has successfully raised six and seven-figure gifts with multiple organizations.
“I am truly pleased to be on board with CFI,” said Alan. “My goal is to help raise money by emphasizing the great work that is being done by our staff and volunteers who share our commitment to a secular society and the banishment of pseudoscience and quackery.”
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The Center for Inquiry, a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization based in Amherst, New York, is also home to the Council for Secular Humanism and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.