Peter J. Fissinger

President & Chief Executive Officer

Peter Fissinger

Peter Fissinger has more than 25 years of professional experience in institutional advancement and has been directly involved in designing and implementing major capital fundraising, annual giving programs, planned giving programs, and marketing and publication efforts. As a member of Campbell & Company, Mr. Fissinger has served a wide range of nonprofit institutions, including independent schools, institutions of higher education, healthcare institutions and cultural organizations.

A skilled communicator and facilitator, Mr. Fissinger excels at maximizing his clients’ development efforts. He is committed to helping organizations systematize fundraising best practices, which create effective and successful campaigns and development programs. Mr. Fissinger focuses on building strong philanthropic relationships and guiding organizations as they develop compelling cases for support that staff, board members and other key constituents can embrace.

Mr. Fissinger’s previous development experience includes positions with institutions in higher education, independent schools and medical organizations. He is a member of the board of the Giving Institute, Chair of the Giving USA Advisory Council on Methodology, a past president of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a member of the board of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and a member of the Naperville Historic Preservation Commission. He is also a frequent lecturer at a variety of institutional advancement conferences. Mr. Fissinger is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.

Current or Recent Clients Served

Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, MO)
Great Lakes Science Center (Cleveland, OH)
iBio Institute (Chicago, IL)
Latin School of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Marmion Academy (Aurora, IL)
Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN)\
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)
Urban Community School (Cleveland, OH)
YMCA of the USA (Chicago, IL)

St. John's College High School

St. John's College High School

“When you hire outside counsel, it’s the individual people that you are working with.  You never get the impression that they’re just there to do the job and punch out for the day.  They really want their clients to be successful, and that attitude comes through.”

Philip Brach, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
St. John’s College High School