What They Say

"A full room with the request for more chairs is a tribute to the esteem and respect our people have for you and your work. The evaluations from this session are sprinkled with superlatives!”
-Ginny Coombs!"

- Ginny Coombs, VP for Annual Programs
Council of Independent Colleges

"I want to thank you for helping us learn how to become more comfortable with “asking”, a little more astute at “listening” and how to not be afraid to “aim high”. Your wonderful stories, humility and wisdom motivated and inspired us all to engage, thank, and bring our donors closer in to “feel the love” while emphasizing that they are changing and transforming lives."

- Maxine Epstein, Chief Development Officer
Jewish Community Federation

“If anyone can turn you on to fundraising, it is Jerold Panas. I was never comfortable as a practicing surgeon to ask a patient for contributions to the hospital. In my current capacity as executive director of a large surgical organization I had the pleasure of attending a seminar on fundraising by Jerry. It was an uplifting and fun experience, and truly opened my eyes to the glorious nature of a fundraiser."

- Seminar Participant

"“The firm has helped us expand our thinking…focus on “major donors” and in the end, expand our notion of what a “large gift really is”. I have personally worked with Jerry since the 1980s and in all cases, he has helped me and our YMCA move to a new level of giving. We read the books, attend the training, and when he is “on-site” put him in front of as many staff and donors as possible. Our capacity to achieve greater results has been enhanced.”

- Clark Baker
President, YMCA of Houston

“It was so wonderful having you with us in St. Louis! We have heard nothing but glowing comments from attendees. Thank you for all you do to better philanthropy ."

- Bret Heinrich, CFRE, President
AFP St. Louis Regional Chapter

"The presentation was great. I've never sat anywhere before for three and a half hours and not moved!"

- Ben Landers, President, United Way of Knoxville
AFP Knoxville

"During three presidencies over a period of forty years I have had the privilege of working with six of the leading fundraising consultants. Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners is by far the best in the business! Jerry is a brilliant strategist in orchestration major gift campaigns, and he is willing to roll up his sleeves and help implement them. He is an excellent listener and an compelling motivational speaker with both individuals and groups.”

- Dr. Peter H. Armacost
President, Forman Christian College

"WOW! Excellent. Gives us such confidence in our work. Makes you think BIG."

- Workshop Attendee from Aim High, ALDE Conference

"Outstanding! You are both motivating and affirming— a splendid combination. I have been raising funds for more than 40 years and the best I've ever heard!."

- Attendee at UT Austin Conference