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W. Jay Grigsby
Principal & Chief Executive Officer

jgrigsby@netzelgrigsby.com

Los Angeles

W. Jay Grigsby, principal and chief executive officer of NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC., is responsible for the firm’s operations. NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES has partnered with more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations and institutions throughout the western United States to raise more than $2.5 billion. Under Jay’s leadership, the firm has grown to include offices in Los Angeles, Hawaii, Orange County, Phoenix, San Diego, San Jose, and Santa Barbara.

Prior to joining the firm in 1996, Jay had a successful 15-year career with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. As a nonprofit executive director, he was responsible for board and staff development, fiscal management, long-range strategic planning, facility and program development and marketing.

Jay’s nonprofit consulting experience includes executive mentoring, conducting goal feasibility studies, directing multi-million dollar capital and endowment campaigns for education, health care, social services and arts organizations and institutions.
Jay has served as a member of the board of directors for the Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties Chapter of AFP. He has also served on the faculty of the UCLA Extension Program on fundraising and has been a guest speaker for the Ventura County Community Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Area Council and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Jay received his Bachelor of Arts in sociology from California State University at Fullerton.

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