Kenneth R. CoxSenior Director of Institutional Advancement
Kenneth R. Cox is currently the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement. He joined Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) as the Senior Director for Development in August 2010, bringing with him nearly a decade of proven success in fundraising for the LGBT community. SAGE is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT older adults. In this role, Kenneth leads the creation and implementation of SAGE's overall fundraising priorities, strategies, and programs, including individual and institutional giving and special events.
Kenneth was previously the Director of Events at GMHC, where he oversaw an $8 million events unit, the corporate sponsorship program and special projects. During his tenure at GMHC, he created innovative events that resulted in the retention and expansion of GMHC's donor base and consistently exceeded revenue projections. He also successfully overhauled and strengthened the organization's corporate outreach strategies, bringing in 50 new corporate donors such as Microsoft and Toyota. In addition, Kenneth oversaw GMHC's branding initiative and rollout, which included new logo, agency website and specialty website. Prior to GMHC, Kenneth managed special events at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City, where he established an internal events department, increased event revenue by 40% in three years and more than doubled the Center's corporate support.
Kenneth has served as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Center for Anti-Violence Education. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Russian Area Studies and Russian Language from the University of Louisville, Kentucky.