As Chief Advancement Officer, Gabe leads our development and communications teams to build philanthropic support for LIFT. As a key member of the executive team, Gabe is also instrumental in contributing to strategy, management, and culture to move LIFT’s work forward.
Gabe LIFTs to ensure every parent can create a strong foundation for their children. He joins LIFT from New Leaders, where he served as Chief Development Officer. Gabe managed a team of regional and national fundraising professionals to raise more than $15M annually, collaborated closely with colleagues to ensure funding supported key priorities, and shaped organizational strategy as a member of New Leaders’ executive team.
Before joining New Leaders, Gabe served in a variety of roles at Teach For America-New York. During his tenure, he doubled the incoming TFA corps from 200 to 400 members, negotiated a large district contract with increased general operating support, and launched an early childhood education program line. Prior to joining TFA staff, Gabe was an award winning middle school teacher in Harlem and Oakland, California. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Brown University, a Masters in Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University and was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs.
A resident of Brooklyn, NY, Gabe is the proud father of two young boys, Emory (7) and Andy (2).