Board Bio – Mr. Gregory Perrin

Mr. Gregory Perrin

Gregory Perrin is a seasoned fundraising professional, trainer, mentor and creative writer.  He believes that successful fundraising is achieved when the donor’s passions and values are aligned with the organization’s mission and needs.

Mr. Perrin has 24 years of combined experience in fundraising management and higher education.  He is passionate about building strong institutions and uses his expertise to accomplish this at each organization he serves.  As a chief development officer at several organizations, he has led staff and volunteers in securing philanthropic support, creating a culture of philanthropy, and increasing contributions, donors, and giving at all levels with innovative initiatives and events.

As a consultant, he has successfully worked with organizations to plan and implement proven fundraising strategies.  As a trainer, he has conducted workshops, seminars and presentations on fundraising and board development.

Mr. Perrin serves on the CASE District IV, Mid America Arts Alliance and Communities In Schools of Central Texas boards; and the advisory council for the Armstrong Community Music School.  Previously he held leadership positions on the boards/committees for Creative Action, A Legacy of Giving, Association for Fundraising Professionals, University of Houston Alumni Association and Leadership Houston.

In addition to his fundraising career, Mr. Perrin has been involved in theater for more than 25 years and has directed, produced and/or performed in more than twenty plays and commercials. He studied with Edward Albee, a three time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, who selected one of Mr. Perrin’s plays for the Edward Albee Playwrights’​ Workshop. He earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees in theatre from the University of Houston School of Theatre.

Gregory is an accomplishments playwright with five commissions to his credit.  He recently completed a family play, “Liberty! Equality! and Fireworks!,” commissioned by Pollyanna Theatre Company in Austin, TX. The play explores aspects of the Civil Rights Movement in a fun, enlightening and engaging way.

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