Spring 2007 Distinguished Alumna
GAIL L. FREEMAN, '78
The founder of Freeman Philanthropic Services, Gail Freeman has spent more than 25 years in philanthropy, non-profit management, and executive recruitment. She has worked extensively in fundraising and not-for-profit efforts around the country, and is a frequent speaker and contributing author on topics in her area of expertise.
She has served on international delegations of not-for-profit executives, meeting with Russian health, cultural, and educational leaders, and has addressed the U.S. Department of State's Board of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She currently is the Vice Chairperson of the Board of Governors for the Center for Philanthropy of Indiana University, and holds several other distinguished board memberships.
Freeman has served as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University, C.W. Post College, and the Milano Graduate School of the New School University, of which she is an honors graduate and current member of the School's Board of Governors. She also served as a member of the Advisory Committee of GVSU's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
Freeman earned a bachelor of public administration degree from Grand Valley's College of Arts and Sciences in 1978. She currently resides in New York City.