Joseph P. Taylor, the executive director of The Miller Center Foundation at the University of Virginia, has been named vice president of institutional advancement at Emory & Henry College.
Taylor has served as the chief operational and chief development officer since 2006 at the Miller Center Foundation, the supporting arm of UVA’s Miller Center, a preeminent policy institution specializing in the American Presidency. While there, he planned, implemented and successfully completed the largest campaign in the Miller Center history, raising $46 million against a goal of $39.5 million.
Prior to his work at the Miller Center, Taylor served as vice president for development at The Montpelier Foundation, overseeing the campaign that provided funds for the creation of the Center for the Constitution, as well as restoration of the home of James Madison, "father of the Constitution" and America’s fourth president. He also served as director of development at Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, New York, and in progressively responsible development positions at the University of Albany, a flagship institution of the State University of New York.
In his professional work, Taylor has increased annual giving at all of his institutions; managed several comprehensive campaigns; organized campaign committees and enlisted and trained volunteers; secured major gifts and managed and directed major gift programs; initiated and strengthened planned giving programs; and initiated and strengthened programs in foundation and corporate relations and government relations.
He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Manhattan College in New York City and has earned graduate degree credits at the College of St. Rose and The University of Albany, both in Albany, New York. In addition, he earned certification as a fund-raising executive by CFRE International in Washington, D.C.