Paul L. Yeghiayan, CFRE

Senior Consultant - Advancement

Paul has more than 20 years of small business development, nonprofit management, and frontline fundraising experience. Before joining Copley Raff, Paul served as the Vice President of Development for the American University of Armenia (AUA), a University of California affiliated institution of higher learning located in Yerevan, Armenia.

Before AUA, Paul was the president and CEO of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) start-up foundation, The Foundation for the Public’s Health. He directed and managed the establishment and growth of all aspects of the organization.

Paul also served as an Associate Director of Philanthropy with Heifer International. He worked with individuals, foundations, and corporate donors to secure funding for pro-poor agricultural value chain projects in more than 40 countries. He led efforts to provide private partnership financing for a $25 million World Bank dairy project. Paul established all aspects of the campaign and trained more than 1,000 people to raise funds supporting the project.