Gary hired Peter for his first fundraising job at College of the Atlantic 25 years ago and has been a mentor and colleague ever since.  Recently, Peter and Gary have been collaborating on several consulting assignments including the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue campaign.

From 2004-2007 Gary was President of his Bangor, Maine Reform congregation, Beth El, and his firm – Gary Friedmann & Associates – led two capital campaigns for their growth.

Gary has helped dozens of nonprofits raise over $60 million over the last 30 years. In addition to designing and carrying out dynamic fundraising campaigns and writing many cases for support, Gary has trained more than one thousand volunteers and professionals in the theory and practice of successful fundraising in seminars and workshops. He founded Gary Friedmann & Associates in 1992 after serving as Director of Development for College of the Atlantic and Director of Operations for Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Gary lives in Bar Harbor, Maine.