Jeffrey Wilt, Principal & Founder
Of all the roles that Jeffrey Wilt plays at The Monument Group – founder and businessman, nonprofit donor and community volunteer – the role that best defines him is simply: philanthropist. It’s a designation that reflects both his passion and compassion.
For more than 30 years, Jeffrey has helped nonprofits grow in ways that allow them to fulfill their important missions. Over the past two decades, he has helped organizations, ranging in size and cause, raise more than $300 million.
Jeffrey founded The Monument Group in 1996 with this simple mission: to help those who help others by giving them the tools they need to succeed. With a focus on engagement – engaging nonprofit staff in strategic development, engaging board members in major gift fundraising, engaging volunteers to best tap their energy and commitment – Jeffrey has helped nonprofits hone their focus, leverage their assets, and achieve extraordinary results. With these partnerships, Jeffrey’s guidance has not only helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars, but enhance and grow their effectiveness so that they can carry out their own missions with increased reach and resonance.
Reflecting his own commitment to the broader community, Jeffrey stays busy on the volunteer front. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees, contributing both his expertise and resources toward the success of a range of nonprofit organizations. In his capacity as both consultant and board member, Jeffrey has developed unparalleled expertise in Central Virginia with supporting nonprofits in mergers, acquisitions, and formation of strategic partnerships. He was instrumental in the successful mergers between Meals on Wheels and Central VA Food Bank – now FeedMore, CARITAS and The Healing Place, and Family Lifeline and CHIP. Jeffrey was also part of the team that managed the consolidation of the American Civil War Center and the Museum of the Confederacy into the American Civil War Museum. More recently, Jeffrey helped Virginia League for Planned Parenthood work through a strategic merger with Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia, doubling the organization’s service area and annual fund, and most importantly, tripling the number of patients served.
Prior to founding The Monument Group, Jeffrey was a partner in the firm of MacIntyre Associates in Wilmington, Delaware and previously served as the director of development at Unity College in Maine and the development coordinator for the Upper Bucks YMCA in Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Temple University. He is a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.