Maurice Gurin, a fundraising consultant and president of The Gurin Group, was a leader in the industry. He served on the boards of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and AFP New York City, as well as the Trust for Philanthropy of the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, now known as The Giving Institute. He authored several books on fundraising, and created training programs at the request of the Ford Foundation. He was also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force in World War II.
Maury, who passed away in 1990, bequeathed a legacy gift to the AFP-NYC to fund scholarships to Fundraising Day in New York so as to make training accessible to more professional fundraisers. That tradition has grown and continues today in his honor, articulated in our mission to provide critical education to professional fundraisers at PhilanthroCon, FRDNY and other programs. Supported by Chapter leadership, members, and other donors, the growing legacy of Maury’s passion is still alive in the hundreds of fundraisers who can say they are proud Gurin Scholars.