about us


When we founded Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners in 1968, our goal was simple. We wanted to partner with inspired nonprofit leaders to make their dreams a reality. For nearly five decades we have done just that.

We’ve guided a diverse array of over 3,000 institutions—big and small, famous and emerging—to great fundraising success. Our clients have reached previously unimaginable goals, advancing their mission and bringing services to many more people around the world.

Along the way, we’ve pioneered many of the most important strategies and tactics of modern day capital campaigns and we continue to lead the industry in innovative approaches today.

Our more than two dozen fundraising leaders are shepherding major campaigns and conducting critical studies at top charitable institutions throughout the country and around the world.

We invite you to explore accounts of some of our successful partnerships, read our musings in Philanthropy Counts or peruse the biographies of our distinguished team. Imagine how our approach might benefit your institution. Then give us a call or drop us a note and begin a conversation that will help your dreams come true too.

Aim High!

Jerold Linzy
Executive Partner



There are six important factors that distinguish us from other firms.

We have established new paths and developed new concepts that are now considered standard in philanthropy, from Moves Management™ to personalized styles of asking for major gifts.

We are an incubator of new ideas
Our strategies are creatively conceived and designed in a way that provides for effective and immediate implementation tailored to the specific needs of the client, the mission and the constituency.

We are well known as a firm that practices its art with style and grace. We are at equally at home working with your staff, volunteers, board and major donors.

A High Level of Energy
We bring matchless determination and vigor to our programs. We inject energy into every engagement that is felt at all levels of the organization and the community.

We Keep Our Promises
In proposing a program, we commit a great deal of time and energy to the assignment. And we keep our promises. We do what we say we will do. You can count on it.

An Understanding of the Spirit and Psychology of Philanthropy
We have more experience than almost any other firm in the strategy and tactics that make for a successful development campaign. It has led to over $11 billion in funds raised to date. At the core of this success is an understanding of each individual donor. In this respect, we are the clear leader in the field of philanthropy.

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To discuss how we our unique talents to your fundraising program, contact us today.



Our Partners are regular and popular presenters at Conferences, Seminars and Workshops. And Board Retreats and Staff Meetings. Most often, they are featured or plenary speakers. But they also do break-out sessions.

Frequently, they speak for half a day —often the full day. The time is tailored to your needs.

The evaluations and comments are at the highest possible ranking. Call 312.222.1212 for more information and availability. What follows is more information on the speeches from which you can choose.

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We are popular presenters at conferences and workshops. Find out how we can help you.

Their expertise in writing case statements, conducting feasibility studies, analyzing results of the studies and follow up consulting is second to none.

Dr. Ronald G. Area
CEO, The Marshall University Foundation, Inc

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