FCA, a leading health and human services nonprofit organization on Long Island, has appointed a new vice president for strategic advancement and chief development officer.
A graduate of New York University, Craig Pinto completed both his B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Communication and M.S. in Fundraising and Grant Making.
Pinto brings a wealth of management, fundraising and event experience in the nonprofit sector to FCA. While at NYU he was given the prestigious NYU Bart Lawson Award for Public Service for his work and dedication to the nonprofit community. More recently, he was named “Best Philanthropist” by Bethpage Federal Credit Union Best of Long Island for 2020.
Prior to joining FCA, Pinto led fundraising efforts at Man Cave Health, Celiac Disease Foundation, Child Care Council of Nassau, and Lawrence Woodmere Academy, focusing on disease research, education, mental health, childcare, and social services.
He has overseen successful growth in both fundraising and participation in virtual and in-person special events, capital campaigns, strategic planning, and annual appeals. His recent oversight of the online campaign, “The Water Bottle Project,” utilized social media platforms to raise funds and successfully deliver over 100,000 bottles of clean water to families in Flint, Mich., Houston, Texas, and the Bahamas, during times of crisis.
In 2019, he created an International Student scholarship for Mineola High School students, which helps to cover the cost of college materials for immigrant students or students whose parents have emigrated from another country.
He has been a guest lecturer at California State University, discussing nonprofit management and has also appeared as a guest on various television programs on ABC, TLC, NatGeo, News12, and ESPN. He has also been featured in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Books for Better Living, Newsday, as well as Gluten-Free Living magazine. Craig has been a repeat guest on SiriusXM radio, ESPN Radio, and Power 105, to discuss philanthropy, nonprofit development, and the importance of giving back.
“After an extensive search, we are thrilled to welcome Craig to FCA to lead our fundraising efforts and serve as a key member of our management team. His experience, drive and ability to connect with others will help potential donors fully appreciate the importance and urgency of our work,” said FCA President/CEO Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds.
Pinto remarked, “I am excited to join an organization with such a strong commitment to caring for Long Island’s vulnerable children, youth, seniors, and families while helping them prepare for successful futures. Being a part of one of Long Island’s largest health and human services organizations brings a sense of pride and a commitment to achieving all of our goals for 2021 and beyond.”