- Group Vice President, Development
As The Heritage Foundation's group vice president for development, John Fogarty manages the growing organization's membership and fundraising operations.
Fogarty oversees interrelated activities for hundreds of thousands of Heritage members nationwide, including donor relations; major gift planning and operations; grant development and development research; and the members' Web site, MyHeritage.org (http://www.myheritage.org/).
Fogarty assumed the title of group vice president in April 2013. He became one of the youngest vice presidents in Heritage's history in December 2009, when the Board of Trustees made him an officer at age 32. Five months earlier, he had been promoted to senior management as head of the Development Department.
Fogarty previously directed Heritage’s donor relations division, supervising the work of seven regional managers and the community committee program.
He continues to be responsible for communicating Heritage's mission and effectiveness in advancing conservative policy solutions to hundreds of thousands of members throughout the United States.
Before joining Heritage, Fogarty served elsewhere in Washington as both director of annual giving and associate director of development at the Catholic University of America. He also was a senior management analyst for the Higher Education Consulting practice of KPMG Consulting (now BearingPoint), focusing on organizational redesign and change management.
A native of Long Island, NY, Fogarty received a bachelor's degree in politics from Catholic University. In his free time, he enjoys sharpening his communications skills through improv. He and his wife, Christie, live in Silver Spring, Md., with their daughter Neala Catherine.