About VJF

Vince Fraumeni is a fundraising consultant and a professional speaker. He has accumulated over thirty-four years of professional experience in the field of fundraising and is responsible for having raised over $56,000,000 worth of major and planned gifts. He works directly with professional and volunteer leaders of non-profit organizations to develop programs, strategies, and promotional materials designed to stimulate increased giving activity. As a recognized planned giving specialist, Vince works with staff members, donors, and their counsel to create gift arrangements that meet financial, estate planning, and philanthropic objectives.

Vince is a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Committee on Planned Giving and is past president of the Orange County, and the Southern California Planned Giving Round Tables. He is a frequent and recognized speaker at national and regional conferences, workshops and seminars. He has trained countless fundraising executives, financial advisors, and non-profit board members. He is a founding faculty member for the American Institute of Philanthropic Studies.

He has written and published articles about donor cultivation and solicitation, working with financial professionals, and marketing. He has been interviewed and quoted in the “Chronicle of Philanthropy,” “CASE Currents,” the “Journal of Gift Planning,” “Major Gifts Report,” and various financial planning and career publications including the Wall Street Journal.

As a fundraising professional, Vince’s experiences include being Executive Director for the Memorial Medical Center Foundation in Anaheim. There, he was responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program that included major, planned, and foundation gifts, increasing corporate support, and expanding the donor base. Before joining Anaheim Memorial, Vince developed planned giving programs at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, and Chapman University. Prior to that, he was Director of Development for Planned and Capital Campaign Gifts at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles. He began his fundraising career as Director of Planned Giving at Whittier College.

He spends much of his spare time as a community volunteer. Vince serves on the Whittier College Alumni Association Board, and is an active member of the Whittier Host Lions Club. His awards include the Whittier College Alumni Service Award, the Planned Giving Showcase Grand Prize from the Association for Hospital Philanthropy, and the CASE Western Region Award of Excellence for Marketing Planned Gifts. He received the Outstanding Professional Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter. He is most proud of his Eagle Scout Award.

“Vince provided guidance through the implementation of our Planned Giving Program. He is a resource who created planned giving materials, provided assistance developing our website, developed an action plan for contacting prospective donors, and provided language to use when meeting face to face with donors.”


 – Gina O’Bryant Director of Development Hospice of the Valleys Murrieta, CA