Greg Whitney

Vice President
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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss, “The Lorax”

Prior to joining The Alford Group, Greg Whitney held leadership positions in the nonprofit sector for a variety of philanthropic organizations in the Seattle area. Greg has over 25 years of nonprofit management with hands-on experience in major gifts, planned giving, annual campaigns and events. He has deep knowledge of fundraising proven practices, relationship building and collaborative leadership.

A few of Greg’s accomplishments include: building major gift programs for Food Lifeline and Uplift Northwest, tripling their major gift support in 3 years; establishing a planned giving program for the YMCA securing over 250 new legacy society members with expectancies over $15 million; and serving as the Board Chair for the Washington Planned Giving Council and his local Rotary Club.

Fun Fact: Greg loves his family time, travelling to new places, a glass of wine with friends, the great outdoors and being on the water. He enjoys all things sports, is an active soccer player, and in his youth threw a no-hitter in a Little League All Star game.

Relevant Experience:

  • Food Lifeline
  • United Way of King County
  • Uplift Northwest
  • YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • Harvest Against Hunger

Education & Credentials:

  • B.A. Parks and Recreation Administration, Western Washington University