Maj. James W. Fogal
Photo by Susan Schneider, National Headquarters
National Headquarters’ campaign to bolster Civil Air Patrol’s financial development program is entering a new phase with the addition of a committed volunteer in the Alabama Wing – Maj. James W. Fogal – as the new chief of development.
Fogal brings two decades of experience in fundraising and related activities at universities, colleges, institutes and foundations to the position at CAP. He’s a CFRE (certified fund raising executive) as well as a CFP (certified financial planner), among many other professional credentials. He now works as a private financial planning practitioner in Auburn, Alabama.
In his position as chief of development for CAP, Fogal will lead a team on encouraging giving from individuals, from corporations and from private foundations. He plans to form a team of fellow CAP members from each region who share his background and expertise in fundraising.
Within CAP, Fogal serves as the Alabama Wing’s critical incident stress officer and fills a number of positions with the Auburn Composite Squadron, including character development instructor, aerospace education officer, professional development officer and health services officer (which reflects his 25 years as a paramedic). He has been a lead instructor for several years at the wilderness advanced first aid school at the Alabama Wing’s Emergency Services School.
Any CAP member who has experience in nonprofit fundraising and would like to join the new development team should contact Fogal at NHQ: (334) 953-7748 ext. 436 or by email.
Fogal adds that members and others can increase the impact of their gift to CAP through an employer matching gift program. Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees or employees’ spouses.
Matching gifts will be allocated to the donor’s designation (if requested) unless company policy requires distribution to a general fund.
To find out if an employer will double or even triple a gift, contact your human resources office. Questions or concerns regarding the corporate matching gifts, or additional information about gift options, can be obtained by contacting the development office toll-free at (877) 227-9142 ext. 436 or Fogal via email. More details can also be found on CAP’s new giving webpage.