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Alex Comfort

Executive Director


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49 Pisgah Highway Suite 4

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina,28768

United States

Company Description

CFAIA's mission is to promote educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources, natural history, and the Cradle of Forestry in America. How Do We Achieve This? The CFAIA works to support our mission of recreation an...more

Background Information

Employment History


Mountain Non-Profit Solutions LLC

UNCA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development


Executive Director of the Cradle of Forestry

America Interpretative Association

Marketing and Special Events Director

Historical Society/Commission

Senior Development Role

University of North Carolina at Asheville


Association of Fundraising Professionals

Board President, Member


d Past President, Member


bachelor's degree


master's degree

medieval history

Duke University

masters of divinity


Web References(54 Total References)

New Income - Mountain Non-Profit Solutions

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As Executive Director for the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, Alex Comfort recognized that his organization could begin a profitable business of putting on conferences for governmental agencies and also taking over some financial work for them.
Alex was instrumental in securing a partnership with Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere for the CFIA since 2009. With this agreement, he played a major role in managing SAMAB's finances, acted as liaison between the participating organizations, and helped to develop and facilitate yearly SAMAB conferences.


This distinction is often given to much large companies, but workers at Office Environments stood out for their willingness to help just about anyone who asked, said Alex Comfort, who nominated the business.
"The truth is they have done more with their reach than just about anybody I can name," said Comfort, who is the executive director of the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association.

Philanthropy Institute - July 31, 2008

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presented by Alex Comfort, Executive Director, Cradle of Forestry Association in America

Meeting and Events

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Presenter: Alex Comfort Alex Comfort, CFRE, will discuss the "Why" and "Why Not" of the CFRE; and what it will and will not do for your career.The discussion will include deciding whether to pursue it or not, how to prepare for it and how to successfully complete it.Alex obtained his CFRE in 1991, and has since taught courses to other preparing for the exam.Alex is the Executive Director of the Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, a post he began on April 20, 2007.He is in charge of the non-profit's educational program which assists the US Forest Service in operating the Cradle of Forestry historic site near the Blue Ridge Parkway near Brevard.Additionally, the "IA," as the non-profit is called, operates 30 campgrounds and 70 retail sites across nine states.Before coming to the IA, he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Development: Major and Planned Gifts at the University of North Carolina at Asheville for over 11 years.In his 22 years of development experience he has also been a capital campaign field director for a national firm, Director of Development for Covenant House New Orleans, and Vice President of the LSU Medical Center Foundation in New Orleans.He was chosen "Outstanding Fund Raising Executive" for the AFP chapter of Greater New Orleans in 1995, has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 1991, and has assisted numerous smaller nonprofits in capital campaign and planned giving strategy throughout his career.For the last 28 years, he has also been an Episcopal priest, serving full time in parish work from 1978-1985.

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Alex Comfort has been an incredible blessing to the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Buncombe County.
He has not only helped raise $1450 for this year's Youth of the Year program, he continues to guide, mentor and lead me in the right direction for our Boys and Girls Club. Alex is an asset to our community and has a great passion to support programs where kids grow into productive adults. He consistently gives his time, energy and money to the Boys and Girls Club and continues to help introduce our program to a new world of opportunity. I am extremely thankful for the time I have to work with Alex. It is because of people like Alex that allow programs like the Boys and Girls Club continue to grow and flourish. Alex Comfort Alex Comfort has 30 years of experience in an extremely broad range of development and fundraising work. His knowledge, skill, creativity, integrity, humor, speaking ability and tenacity have been hallmarks of his development career in New Orleans, the region around Asheville, NC, and nationally. "My work always involves a great deal of personal time with my clients. My emphasis is helping people raise more money - especially through major gifts for the present and planned giving for the future. Let me help you with the hard work needed to get you where you need to be." - Alex Comfort

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