The Administrative & Professional Collaborative (APC) is the representative voice for the Administrative & Professional employees of FSCJ. In an effort to build cohesiveness, awareness and collegiality, each month we put a “spotlight” on one of our members.
January’s Administrative and Professional Collaborative (APC) Spotlight shines on Bill Allen, director of development for the FSCJ Foundation, which cultivates relationships and raises scholarship, program and capital improvement dollars in support of the College. Each year, the FSCJ Foundation provides approximately 1,000 students with financial support.
Since early April 2016, Bill has been leading the Foundation’s development of a five-year initiative called FSCJ Works. Under the banner “Our Graduates. Your Workforce,” FSCJ Works will be a comprehensive fundraising initiative focused on raising $50 million from corporate, foundation, individual, alumni and employee donors.
From 1995 to April 2016, Bill was co-founder of ByrneAllen Corporation. Under Bill’s leadership, ByrneAllen raised tens of millions of dollars for chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and Habitat for Humanity affiliates to fund critical programs and projects in 14 states. Some notable clients include the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, Florida Tax Watch and Martin County Habitat for Humanity.
Prior to 1995, Bill practiced corporate and bankruptcy law with the Atlanta-Washington D.C. law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and worked in financial management roles for Management Science America, Dun & Bradstreet Software and AT&T Paradyne. He earned his undergraduate degree in finance (magna cum laude) from Iona College and his Juris Doctor degree (cum laude) from Georgia State University College of Law.
Bill and his wife, Jeanne, live on St. Simons Island and are the proud parents of two daughters, Kimberly and Laura.
Our spotlight shines on each campus/center at least once a year. Nominations for the spotlight may be directed to your campus representative or any officer. Learn more about APC on our website, http://blogs.fscj.edu/apcollaborative.