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 New York City - AFP, 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, furthering his vocation to train fundraisers. That tradition continues today in his honor as the effort continues, supported by Chapter leadership, members, and other donors, to provide critical education to professional fundraisers at FRDNY and other events. Maury’s mission, his ideas, and his passion are still alive in the hundreds of fundraisers who can say they are proud Gurin Scholars.