Who We Are
Experienced, expert counsel
We are experienced fundraisers who will provide your organization with strategic and effective development counsel. We will lead the way, lift the barriers, and even push back—if that’s what it takes to help you move your cause ahead.
Our approach is reflected in our actions:
- We are volunteers who help nonprofit organizations achieve their missions. Our founder, Jeffrey Wilt has served, chaired, and supported numerous nonprofit boards and committees, including Elk Hill, Instructive Visiting Nurses Association, The Healing Place/CARITAS, and Meals on Wheels. He and Patte Koval, both serve on the state-wide board Voices for Virginia’s Children. Bobby Thalhimer has years of community service, including Impact Makers, the Institute of Philanthropy at University of Richmond, the Science Museum, and The Community Foundation.
- We are donors who support our community’s needs. In addition to our individual giving, we give as a team. In 2012, The Monument Group established a donor-advised fund at The Community Foundation bearing the company’s name.
- We are leaders in the profession, sharing our knowledge locally, nationally, and internationally. Our managing partner, Alan Hutson, currently serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for AFP National and has served on its Executive Committee. He also has established The Monument Group as the US team supporting international fundraising consultancy The Management Centre working with such organizations as Adeso and UNICEF. And Alan is a multi-year conference speaker for AFP’s International Conference, several other national conferences, China’s Global Fund Conference, as well as the Southern Africa Institute of Fundraising in three different years.
Meet the Team