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George A. Brakeley III, Executive Chair

photo of George A. Brakeley III George A. Brakeley III joined what is now Brakeley Briscoe Inc. in 1969 after four years in sales and marketing with Humble Oil (now Exxon-Mobil).

During his more than four decades in the profession, George has served more than 190 institutions and organizations in the United States and overseas in campaign management and strategic consulting as well as organizational development and capacity-building. He has counseled campaigns with goals ranging from $750,000 to $700 million, including 17 campaigns with goals of $100 million or more. His current and recent clients include Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (NY), American University of Armenia, Little Rock Zoo (AR),, Christopher Newport University (VA), the U. S. Naval Institute (MD), Cone Health System (NC), Finger Lakes Museum (NY), Norwalk Community College (CT), Centers for Disease Control Foundation (GA), York College (CUNY-the City University of New York), and the Rochester Institute of Technology ( NY). He is a past chairman of the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel (now The Giving Institute).

George is a graduate of St. Andrew's School, Princeton University (A.B. in History), and the University of Connecticut (M.B.A.). He served as a Captain for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps (Artillery) and won a bronze medal in the 1,500-meter freestyle (swimming) in the 1963 Military Olympics, in Barcelona, Spain.

A practicing volunteer, he is in his 32nd year as secretary of his Princeton class, of which he was president from 1976 to 1986, and is a Trustee of Staying Put in New Canaan, a services-for-seniors organization in his long-time home town. At Princeton he has served two terms on the Alumni Council Executive Committee and on the Advisory Council of the Department of History and the Annual Giving Committee. He recently received the Princeton Alumni Council Award for Service to Princeton. He is a former Trustee of the University of Connecticut Foundation as well as the Congregational Church, Community YMCA and United Way, all of New Canaan, CT.

George and his wife Tamara reside in Norwalk, CT, his having lived in nearby New Canaan for more than four decades. They are avid rackets players and downhill skiers. His daughter Kristin, a Miami University graduate, resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her family, while son Bill, who spent four years as a pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewers farm system, resides in Connecticut. George is a member of the New Canaan Field Club.