H. Aldervan Daly



Rising Ground, New York, NY                                                     September 2019 – July 2023

     Executive Vice President Institutional Advancement

     Rising Ground, formerly Leake & Watts, is one of the largest Human Services organizations in New York City and Westchester

  • Managed a staff of 7 including Individual Giving, Major Gifts, Special Events, Corporate Volunteerism, Foundation Giving, Corporate Support, Advocacy, and Government Contracts
  • Restructured all Individual Giving
  • Built out a fundraising department designed to increase funding by 30% over 10 years
  • Oversaw all media and branding exercises.
  • Create a 190th Anniversary Celebration supporting all aspects of fundraising and marketing 
  • Handled the Board Recruitment process from vetting to nomination by the Board Governance Committee. Leading to eight new members being added to the Board


Police Athletic League, New York, NY                                         December 2015 – September 2019

Director of Advancement

PAL is a century-old organization that serves over 30,000 youth each year throughout New York City.

  • Worked with Executive Director on Board Giving 
  • Oversaw a staff of 5 fundraising and marketing specialists
  • Lead Major Donors program in conjunction with Executive Director
  • Managed all individual giving, including Renewal, Acquisition, and Planned Giving
  • Handled corporate giving reaching 50 funders each year
  • Managed Social Media presence for PAL and its 26 Centers
  • Oversaw PAL’s Volunteer program that works with over 500 volunteers a year
  • Managed all Marketing and Branding operations, including the creation of a PAL Parent Notification Mobile Application
  • Created the PAL Contemporaries, a young professional group


Older Adults Technology Services (OATS), New York, NY         March 2015 – October 2015

Director of Development 

Older Adults Technology Services works to harness the power of technology to change the way people age

  • Work with Founder and Board Development Committee to bring Board giving into line with the 2015 Strategic Plan
  • Responsible for raising $150,000 of a 2.4 million budget
  • Create a corporate sponsorship package designed to garner support for OATS programmatic areas
  • Designed and managed OATS' first major fundraising event


City Families, New York, NY                                                                          2012 – 2015

Chief Operating Officer / Co-Founder 

City Families works as a coach for those interested in adopting a child through the New York child welfare system 

  • Supervised creation of Cityfamilies.org, including board recruitment, fundraising plan  
  • Raised $450k during organization operation
  • Designed and launched an interactive website with a monthly growth of 250 members 
  • Created Social Media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and RSS feeds 


The Center for Employment Opportunities, New York, NY                          2009 –2012

Director of Development 

  • Reported to CEO and Board Development Committee Chair
  • Raised and/or managed 4 million in individual and foundation support
  • Managed new Board Member recruitment process, adding three new members 
  • Managed the increase of Board Member required gifts from $350 to $5,000 per year  
  • Expanded foundation support with the assistance of a grants administrator
  • Managed foundation solicitation and reporting, including two Social Innovation Fund proposals realizing over 10 million dollars in support 
  • Created a sustainable technology system to manage prospects and donors 


The New York Foundling, New York, NY                                                                          2004 – 2009 

Associate Director of Development  

  • Reported to Development Director and CEO
  • Established a direct mail acquisition program reaching 250,000 homes, increasing donors by 75% over four years.  
  • Increased annual giving from $30,000 by an average of 40% in FY06, FY07, FY08, FY09 
  • Handled all aspects of a golf outing each year averaging $50,000 and multiple small events, liaison on all Department events 
  • Launched the organization’s first online donor cultivation. Grew the donor base of 1,500 emails to over 3,500 in year one through the use of email and social media 
  • Oversaw all database operations and training in Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity
  • Assisted in day-to-day operations, including reconciliations with accounting and preparation of year-end reports 
  • Managed two development associates


Various Consulting Clients                                                                           2000 – 2004

  • Clients ranged from art to social service organizations with budgets from $900K to $5M 
  • Restructured Development Departments to reflect modern fundraising practices better 
  • Created campaigns targeted to areas of previously unrealized income based on analysis of previous campaigns' success/failure rates, previous donor spending habits, and known areas of interest.


The Partnership for New York City, New York, NY                                         1998 – 2000

Director of Partnership Relations

  • Handled recruitment, retention, and billing ($4,650,000) of Corporate CEOs from companies with headquarters in New York City 
  • Oversaw Partnership’s annual gala of corporate leaders raising over $500,000 
  • Revitalized the New York Chamber of Commerce with a new member recruitment program, including the creation of the Vanguard Award to recognize an outstanding new company 
  • Supervised five direct report employees working in Database Development, Event Marketing, Membership Management, and Client Recruitment


ArtsConnection, Inc., New York, NY                                                               1996 – 1998

Director of Individual Giving 

  • Increased individual giving by 75% 
  • Maintaining the original expense budget increased individual giving by 300% in two years
  • Increased Board participation in and ownership of Annual Appeal results 



Greater New York Chapter Association for Fundraising Professionals         2004 - Present

Board of Directors          2011 - 2013


NYU George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising

Adjunct Professor “Integrating Multiple Data Channels in Fundraising, “Technology and Fundraising” , Quantity and Quality a Perspective on Metrics”

Presenter Association for Fundraising Professionals International Conference 2023 - Trauma Informed  Fundraising: the Fundraiser and the Donor

Guest Lecturer at numerous conferences and symposiums  



NYU Planned Giving            Continuing Education                                                 New York, NY   

Virginia Tech                        MFA  Arts Administration Development/Marketing    Blacksburg, VA  

Rhodes College                   BA     International Relations                                      Memphis, TN