John Glier

Chief Executive Officer at Grenzebach Glier & Associates, Inc.

John Glier

John Glier

Chief Executive Officer at Grenzebach Glier & Associates, Inc.

Biography

John Glier is the Chief Executive Officer of GG+A, a global consulting firm in philanthropic management headquartered in Chicago and London. Mr. Glier joined GG+A in 1981, and has served as its Chief Executive for more than 25 years.

Mr. Glier is recognized internationally for providing strategic direction and philanthropic counsel to many leading universities, academic healthcare institutions, cultural and human service organizations, and as an advisor to some of the largest fundraising campaigns in higher education. He has worked with the staff of well over 200 nonprofits and with a wide range of voluntary leaders, noted philanthropists, and Board leaders of distinguished institutions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Mr. Glier has delivered numerous presentations over the last 35 years to a range of professional organizations, including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE, CASE Europe, and CASE Asia-Pacific); American Bar Association Jackson Hole Conference on Law School Development; Woodmark Forum; Aspen Institute; American Alliance of Museums; Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP); and to a variety of programs for university deans and presidents. He has spoken on many different topics over the years, including campaign planning and strategy in cultural, medical, human services, and educational institutions; building philanthropic board structures; the critical roles presidents and deans play in higher education fundraising; and talent management and high performance across the nonprofit sector.

Mr. Glier serves as a member of the Providence College Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors of the Family Institute of Northwestern University, and as a Life Member of the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Division of the Humanities. He has served on the Board of Directors of the New Trier Township High School Educational Foundation and was a founding director of the Winnetka Public Schools Foundation. He has also served as the Director and Chair of the Giving Institute (formerly AAFRC) and as a member of EUConsult and the CASE Industry Advisory Council.

Of particular note is Mr. Glier’s continuous work over many years with a number of distinguished universities and academic medical centers over multiple campaigns. His clients have included Amherst College; University of Amsterdam; Brandeis University; Brown University; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Cambridge; University of Chicago; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Columbia University; Cornell University; Curtis Institute of Music; Duke University; Emory University; Georgetown University; Guggenheim Museum; INSEAD; The Johns Hopkins Institutions; London School of Economics; Mayo Clinic; McGill University; Monticello and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation; The Ohio State University; University of Oxford; Pennsylvania State University; Princeton University; University of Queensland; San Francisco Symphony; Singapore Management University; University of Southern California; Stanford University; Sydney Opera House; University of Toronto; the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees; University of Washington; and Yale University.
Mr. Glier attended Providence College (Rhode Island), the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), and the University of Chicago, and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. He holds degrees in English and Comparative Literature.

Grenzebach Glier and Associates has served more than 2,000 institutions and organizations since 1961, providing counsel to 19 of the top 20 globally ranked universities, 60 of the 62 members of the AAU, the top 25 AAMC institutions, and public universities in 46 states, as well as arts, voluntary, and other nonprofit organizations around the world. The firm currently advises institutions with aggregate campaign goals of more than $60 billion.

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University of Fribourg, Switzerland's only bilingual university, offering a full academic curriculum both in French and German. In addition, a number of Master programmes are taught in English. Scientific research that is closely linked to academic teaching is placed at the heart of their activities. They offer an array of centres of scientific excellence as well as research programmes across the entire disciplinary spectrum. At the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, they are committed to excellence in research and teaching and they take pride in their truly interdisciplinary spirit. They continue to further develop thei international focus and above all they put humanity at the centre of their endeavours.

BA Degree in English & Comparative Literature

UCE’s Office of Investments is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. They oversee the broad investment strategy and provide input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

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Providence College (also known as Providence or "PC") is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.

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Grenzebach Glier and Associates is a philanthropy company that provides philanthropy-management consultancy services.

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Giving Institute and its member firms have embraced and embodied the core values of ethics, excellence, and leadership in advancing philanthropy. Serving clients of every size and purpose, from local institutions to international organizations, Giving Institute member firms embrace the highest ethical standards and maintain a strict code of fair practices. Beyond this original mission to promote the evolution of the professional fundraising field, the Association's other commitment—promoting philanthropy—has also expanded through the years.

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Providence College (also known as Providence or "PC") is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.

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2015

The Family Institute provides clinical service, education and research services. It offers therapy and counseling, psychiatric evaluations, family business, diagnostic assessment, couple therapy, cognitive behavior therapies, child, adolescent and family services, and adoptive families. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Evanston, IL.

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2013

Providence College (also known as Providence or "PC") is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located about two miles west of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, United States, the state's capital city. It is the only college or university in North America administered by the Dominican Friars.

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2012

The Family Institute provides clinical service, education and research services. It offers therapy and counseling, psychiatric evaluations, family business, diagnostic assessment, couple therapy, cognitive behavior therapies, child, adolescent and family services, and adoptive families. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Evanston, IL.

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