Gerald Johnson

Gerald Johnson, PhD

Director of Development

As Director of Development, Gerald leads our fundraising strategy and implementation, and is responsible for overseeing, managing, and directing all individual, corporate, and foundation fundraising activities for Equity Accelerator. He is an accomplished, collaborative and results-driven fundraising professional that specializes in strategic planning, partnership development, donor management, grant writing, and research. Throughout his career, he has been able to establish partnerships and implement fundraising strategies that increased member, community, foundation, and corporate support for organizations resulting in over $15M+ in revenue generation, funding support for national programs and initiatives. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University, and a PhD in Higher Education Leadership in Policy Studies from Howard University. Gerald lives by a philosophy, “living to love, with the hope to inspire all.” This mindset has driven him to create equitable and inclusive environments where organizations have been able to implement innovative strategies that provide mechanisms for effectively addressing both academic deficiencies and issues of hopelessness experienced by the communities they serve. 

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