Welcome William (Bill) Allen as our new Director of Development. Bill shared some of his thoughts and goals as he joins the FSCJ family.
Q: How do you plan to help FSCJ improve its methods of developing meaningful relationships with students, alumni and friends of the College?
A: Our team at the FSCJ Foundation is working on building an active and involved alumni association, an extensive network of corporate and foundation relationships, as well as partnerships with civic and nonprofit groups centered on our significant presence (50,000 students, 140,000 alumni) in the current workforce and our great potential for educating the future First Coast workforce. As we build these relationships, our students will reap benefits ranging from more scholarship dollars and upgraded facilities to a wider selection of employment opportunities and career choices.
Q: What expectations do you have for the remainder of the 2015-16 academic year?
A: Being new to FSCJ and Jacksonville, I have a lot to learn over the coming weeks. I’m setting my sights on finishing my learning curve soon and helping our team increase support for the Foundation in 2016-17.
Q: What are your goals to help the FSCJ Foundation achieve the goals that were established at the start of this academic year?
A: Our overall goal is to increase the Foundation’s ability to financially support FSCJ, its programs and facilities and, ultimately, its students. To achieve that goal, we need to reach out in a new and effective way to our prospective donors. We expect our approach will be successful … stay tuned, you’ll be hearing more soon.
Q: Are there any new resources you plan to implement to help FSCJ better serve its donors and community partners?
A: We want every donor and every community partner to “realize a return” on their investment in FSCJ. Packaging and presenting investment opportunities in FSCJ in a way that matches FSCJ’s needs with the prospective donor’s interests will result in more dollars flowing into the Foundation.
Getting to Know FSCJ’s Director of Development
Q: What was your favorite food when you were a child?
A: My grandfather’s beef stew recipe prepared by my mother.
Q: What's the #1 most played song on your playlist?
A: “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohen.
Q: When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
A: Free time is a rare commodity, but I enjoy reading biographies and autobiographies of historic figures.
Q: What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?
A: Anything by Bruno Mars, Phil Collins, Foreigner, Daughtry, Boston and Queen.