April 28, 2020
Koya partnered with Arabella Advisors on the search for an inaugural Managing Director to lead the Texas region. Arabella is a mission-driven, Certified B Corporation that has helped hundreds of clients representing more than $4 billion in assets increase their philanthropic impact. Our work resulted in the placement of Jeremy Gregg in the role.
In this role, Gregg leads the company’s efforts to provide strategic guidance for effective philanthropy across the Lone Star State.
Gregg spent the first half of his career raising over $40M for local charities that served vulnerable people. As a social entrepreneur, he co-founded several successful nonprofits and mission-driven businesses.
Recognized as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® in 2019, he shifted his career from fundraising to serving as a trusted advisor to some of our world’s greatest changemakers, such as the NFL Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith and the leaders of The Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit that drives Wikipedia.
A passionate advocate for those affected by mass incarceration, Gregg is also the author of Daddy’s Time Out, a children’s book that uses the metaphor of a ‘time out’ to explain incarceration to the 2.7 million kids who have a parent in prison.
Civically active, Gregg serves as a strategic advisor to the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, a Board Member of the My Possibilities Foundation, a guest lecturer for The Warden Exchange, a mentor to several fundraising leaders via AFP Dallas, a mentor in the Team 22 program, a hospice volunteer with the Visiting Nurses Association, and a volunteer advisor to the student newspaper at Cistercian Prep School.
Gregg is a 3-time TEDx speaker. He is a 2013 recipient of the Center for Nonprofit Management’s “Nonprofit Communicator of the Year” award.
Gregg holds a BA in Advertising and English from Southern Methodist University. He earned an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Read the press release: Arabella Advisors Welcomes Jeremy Gregg as its First Texas-Based Managing Director.