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Thomas R. Poole, CFRE, Senior Consulting Associate

photo of Tom Poole Tom has 40 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and management, with a specialty in hospital philanthropy. He has been with Brakeley Briscoe and its predecessor Brakeley, John Price Jones for more than 25 years.

He served for more than 12 years as the Vice President for Development/Development Director of Memorial Medical Foundation (CA) which served Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller’s Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach. Miller’s Children’s is the second largest nonprofit medical center on the West Coast. During Tom’s tenure he secured a naming gift for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, which was the largest gift received by Miller’s Children in nearly 50 years. He also directed capital campaigns for the building of the new pavilion for Miller’s Children’s and the building of the new Todd Cancer Institute.

Tom was also the founding Executive Director of Memorial Hospital Foundation (CO). He created infrastructure and started new gift development program for this municipal hospital, which at the time was the second largest hospital in Colorado.

As Senior Vice President of Brakeley, John Price Jones Tom directed capital campaigns, campaign planning studies, and fundraising audits among other consulting assignments. He also served as resident director for campaigns for: Banner Health/Samaritan Foundation (AZ); Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children’s Hospital (CA); Albany Medical Center (NY), Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital (NY); and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (NY).

Tom has a Masters of Education from Wright State University, and a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan. A native of New Jersey, he lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife Jan.