Greg Whitney

Vice President

Pronouns: he/him/his
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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 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: YMCA Branch Executive Director overseeing operations for 3 community YMCA’s, 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; YMCA National Trainer of Trainers, 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:

  • Brady United
  • Children’s Home Society of Washington
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Rancho Coastal Humane Society
  • Save the Sound
  • The Wilderness Society
  • The YMCA of Greater Seattle
  • The YMCA of Snohomish County

Education & Credentials:

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