Brakeley Briscoe

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Stephen Wertheimer, M.A., Senior Consulting Associate

Stephen Wertheimer joined Brakeley Briscoe in 1990 after serving as vice president for development at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Previously, he was chief development officer at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, AFS Inter-national Programs and the Boy Scouts of America in New York City.

Among his current and recent Florida clients are: Urban League of Broward County; Martin Memorial Hospital Foundation (Stuart); Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers; Centre for the Arts, Boca Raton; Caldwell Theatre Company, Boca Raton; Naples Art Association/von Liebig Center; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center; Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa; Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Ft. Pierce; North-South Center/University of Miami; ACE/Florida Alliance for Art Education; Miami-Dade Community College; Broward Community College; Florida Gulf Coast University; University of South Florida; Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation, Altamonte Springs; Deliver the Dream/JM Family Foundation, Deerfield Beach; Seminole Indian Tribal Museum; Tampa General Hospital; Nova Southeastern University; Kids@Home, Boca Raton; Directions for Mental Health, Clearwater; and the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame and Museum, Davie, FL.

Elsewhere, his clients include: PBS/NPRideastream, Cleveland, OH; Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC; Dallas Center for the Performing Arts; Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre; Boston Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Playhouse Square Foundation, Cleveland, OH; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Fairleigh-Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY; Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, NC; Albany (GA) Museum of Art; NAACP National Office; Cleveland Institute of Music; Manhattan School of Music; National Archives, Washington, DC; Agnes Scott College; Keuka College; CDC Foundation (Atlanta, GA); and Judson Retirement Community (Cleveland, OH).

During Stephen's earlier consulting career with Gurin, Barnes & Roche, Inc, Oram International, Inc and the J,R.Taft Corporation, he was capital campaign manager for Sarah Lawrence College, Manhattan College, Teachers College of Columbia University, George School, and William Penn Charter School. In addition, he directed special programs for The Johns Hopkins University, Franklin & Marshall College, the European Institute for Business Administration/INSEAD, The Society of Fellows of Harvard University, Russell Sage College, and the Detroit Institute of Art, among others. He also provided counseling to seven historically black colleges under the Technical Assistance Program of The Ford Foundation.

Stephen is an active leader in the fundraising profession, serving as chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals' (formerly NSFRE) Journal-editorial advisory council (1990-1999), a member of its dictionary task force, and as member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy's journal advisory council. He previously served on the AFP national executive committee and was president of the New York City chapter. Stephen was also a trustee of the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel Trust for Philanthropy. He was the founder and director of the National Conference on Fund Raising at The University of Chicago from 1972 to 1982. During his Baruch tenure, he taught fundraising in the College's MPA program and the history of philanthropy for liberal arts students.

He is the author, with others, of The Effective Practice of Non-Profit Management (Denver, 1987) and A Fund Raising Handbook (NSFRE/New Jersey Gives, 1991), and co-editor with Joseph Dermer of Complete Guide to Corporate Fund-Raising (1982). He has written columns and articles for Fund Raising Management, Foundation News, and the NSFRE Journal. In addition to his professional service, he has been a director or trustee of the McBurney YMCA and the Cabrini Medical Center Community Advisory Board in New York City and the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity Foundation. From 1985 to 1990, he was president, then chair, of the 23rd Street Association, the "chamber of commerce" of mid-town south Manhattan. Stephen holds a B.A. and M.A. in English from Rutgers University, where he was a Henry Rutgers Honor Scholar. He resides in Boca Raton, FL.