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AFP - Ozarks Region Chapter, SPECIAL GUEST: Jerry Panas


September 17, 2013


A Morning With Jerry Panas sponsored by Community Foundation of the Ozarks

When: 9:00AM - 1:00PM on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Location: Twin Oaks Country Club, Springfield, MO

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JEROLD PANAS is Executive Partner of Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners—one of the nation’s most highly regarded firms in the field of campaign services and financial resource development. A major force in the industry, the firm has served over 2500 client-institutions since its founding in 1968.



Dr. Panas was Senior Vice President of Westminster College in Princeton, New Jersey. Before that, he was Executive for Administration and Finances for the National Council of YMCAs, responsible for the work and development of 400 Associations on the East Coast.


He has served as a member of the board of directors of the Association of Health Care Consultants, the Association of Management Consultants, and chairman of the board of directors of the National Health Care Board. He is a member of the board of the Council of Independent Colleges.

A frequent platform speaker, Dr. Panas is also a regular contributor to professional journals. In the field of philanthropy and trustee governance, he is regarded as an author of particular note:  


  • Managing Schools in Hard Times, Co-Author 1975
  • Mega Gifts (new) 1984
  • Born To Raise 1988
  • National Fundraising Almanac 1990
  • Boardroom Verities 1991
  • EXCEL! 1997
  • Finders Keepers 1999
  • Wit, Wisdom & Moxie 2001
  • ASKING 2002
  • Making the Case 2004
  • Mega Gifts (Revised) 2005
  • Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards 2006
  • It's a Wonderful Life 2007
  • The First 120 Days
  • Power Questions 2012
  • Supremely Successful Selling (Available September 2012)


His books are considered the most significant in the field. One is an all-time best seller (eleventh printing) and three are considered classics. Because of the prominence of the firm and the impact of his writing, there are few who have had a greater influence in the history of the profession.

Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners serves a wide variety of clients in the arts and cultural field, educational institutions, hospitals and medical centers, community, and social service organizations. 

In addition to its national recognition, the firm has provided campaign services for the University of Oxford (UK), Forman Christian College (Pakistan), the American Hospital in Paris, France; the American College of Greece in Athens; Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos in Cuernavaca, Mexico—the largest orphanage in the world; the American British Hospital in Mexico City; and over a hundred organizations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Dr. Panas is founder of Decision Research Institute, one of the nation’s largest firms in market research, needs assessment, attitude surveys, and marketing strategy for nonprofit institutions. He is also founder and chairman of the board of the Institute for Charitable Giving, one of the most significant providers of training in philanthropy. He is a Life Trustee of the American College of Greece.

Jerold Panas has been professionally involved in fundraising and financial resource development for over forty years. He combines this understanding and experience in the field with a special talent for strategic planning and volunteer development.  He has been related directly, in a planning or supervisory capacity, to most of the major programs of the firm

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