Paul L. Yeghiayan, CFRE

Senior Consultant - Advancement

Paul has more than 20 years of nonprofit management and frontline fundraising experience, raising millions of dollars for mission-driven organizations. Since 2016, Paul has worked with Copley Raff to support the success of numerous nonprofit organizations serving the needs of diverse groups of beneficiaries in public health, food insecurity, poverty, healthcare, museums, trade associations, and social justice.

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.

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 is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and serves as a board officer for the nation’s largest chapter in Washington, DC. He is the chair of the 2021 National Capital Philanthropy Day and is an AFP Master Trainer.