Jerry Panas

What They Say

“The firms counsel drove our campaign to achieve its higher potential. Avoiding “cookie-cutter” templates, they combined fresh tactics grounded by proven experience to focus our campaigns to the heart of our mission. There were four professional from the firm involved in our campaign. They were invaluable to the Hospital campaign’s success.”

- Robert C. Wallis
Former Vice President
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Consulting & Training

JEROLD PANAS is Executive Partner and Chief Executive Officer of one of the nation's paramount development consultancies. Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners has served over 1,600 clients-institutions. The firm serves a variety of organizations in healthcare, higher education, the cultural field, and those with a social agenda. Panas counsels and supervises some of the major institutions in this group.

In addition to its national recognition, the firm has also conducted campaigns for the American Hospital in Paris, France; the American College of Greece in Athens, Greece; Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos in Cuernavaca, Mexico— the largest orphanage in the world; the American British Hospital in Mexico City; and a variety of organizations in Australia and New Zealand.

He is known as an extraordinary strategist and is one of the most creative in the field. In the nation, he is regarded among a small handful for his skill and insights in major gifts and board development.

Dr. Panas is co-founder and chairman of the board of the Institute for Charitable Giving, one of the most significant providers of training in philanthropy. He is also founder of Decision Research Institute, one of the nations's largest firms in market research, needs assessment, attitude surveys, and marketing strategy for nonprofit institutions.