Cherian Koshy is a certified fundraising executive with more than a decade of experience in a variety of nonprofits where he has successfully helped organisations connect thousands of donors to causes they care about and raising millions of dollars from foundations, governments, businesses, and individuals in the process. He serves as the director of development at Des Moines Performing Arts, one of the world’s premier arts organisations.
Cherian has been appointed by the governor to the state of Iowa’s Commission on Volunteer Service where he helps advance legislation to support volunteerism and engage Iowans in volunteer activity. He is a board member and volunteer for a number of organisations, and is also a regular presenter at conferences and workshops on fundraising.
Cherian was one of the most successful debating coaches in the United States. His students won dozens of national and international championships, he is the author of one of the most widely used debating textbooks currently used and has taught thousands of students over the last twenty years.
Task groups and committees
- Ethics review steering group
- Fundraising profession
- Relationship fundraising