Norman B. Gildin

About our president and founder

Norman B. Gildin is a highly experienced fund raiser who is guided by principles of strategic planning that have been the hallmark of his success. His background encompasses the four major types of fund raising – annual campaigns, building fund and capital campaigns, planned giving and endowment fund giving.

Through its founder, SFG believes in a well organized, methodical approach to Development. SFG offers a sophisticated roadmap to fund raising with emphasis on the strategic planning required for this task. SFG is results oriented and that means getting the job done.

During his tenure at OHEL Children’s Home & Family Services, his leadership resulted in more than $30 million raised toward the annual campaign, and between $9-$10 million toward the capital campaign. In his eighteen year tenure at Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Foundation, Norman’s leadership raised more than $30 million in annual and capital funds through private sector fundraising.

Norman was responsible for the fund raising activities of the Women’s Auxiliary at the Jewish Home for the Elderly of Fairfield, Connecticut where there were 1,000 members when he started and more than 4,000 members at the end of his term. He annually raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for special events at the Jewish Home.