National Trust for Historic Preservation Names Leading Fundraiser, Jon Kevin Gossett, to new position as Chief Advancement Officer
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Jon Kevin Gossett as the organization’s first Chief Advancement Officer. With thirty years of successful fundraising and leadership experience, Gossett will lead the National Trust’s newly formed Advancement Division, encompassing the Trust’s Creative, Community Outreach, Digital, Editorial, Marketing, Philanthropy, Public Affairs and Social Media teams to leverage outreach and potential revenue generation.
“Jon Kevin joins our executive team at an exciting time for our organization and the field of preservation,” said National Trust for Historic Preservation president Stephanie Meeks. “Jon Kevin’s deep experience as chief development officer at several renowned cultural institutions across the country such as the San Francisco Opera, the Houston Grand Opera and the Guthrie Theatre will inform and guide the Trust’s strategic philanthropic and marketing plans.
“Through his leadership at American Public Media, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Foundation and most recently, as senior vice-president for external relations at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Jon Kevin has proven to be a strategic and effective leader. He will help us enhance the Trust’s reach with key audiences as the premier national organization with the mission to save places that matter,” Meeks added.
“I look forward to engaging more Americans in the work of saving places that matter in their communities, and broadening the understanding of how revitalizing historic buildings helps communities build a more vibrant future,” said Gossett. “The work of the National Trust is a happy confluence of my personal and professional interests. I’m delighted to be a part of the team here, and to help the Trust grow to achieve its ambitious, forward-looking preservation and urban revitalization agenda in the years to come.”