Jeff Dee, Interim President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland, Inc.
Prior to his new role as Interim President/CEO, Jeffrey was the Chief Development Officer for Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland (HFHMM) where he achieved a 161% increase in overall funds raised through the expansion of theme-based event fundraising, the cultivation of new corporate, foundation, and individual donors, and a focus on donor retention. Underlying this growth was an emphasis on creating a donor-centric philanthropic culture that focused on the interests of donors in order to build long-term relationships. During his time, individual giving increased by 170% while grant funding from private foundations rose 300%. He also radically transformed the Women Build campaign into one of the affiliate’s top fundraisers while bringing nearly 500 women out to the build sites. Jeff also created annual recruitment efforts to diversify the volunteer base, support the growing needs of the ReStores, and help identify new crew leaders and committee members. Today, HFHMM engages over 4,000 volunteers who donate over 30,000 hours each year to our affiliate.
Before coming to Habitat Metro Maryland, Jeffrey served for three years as Executive Director for Loudoun Habitat for Humanity and was elected, during this time, as the Chair of the National Capital Area Habitat for Humanity Support Organization. Prior to becoming an ED, he spent nine years teaching religion at Catholic High Schools in Maine and Maryland. In Maine, Jeff created the Mission to Mississippi program, now celebrating its twenty second year, where high school seniors used their Spring Break to experience the transformative power of service above self. Later, in his time teaching in Maryland, he was fortunate enough to lead students on service trips to Mississippi, Appalachia, and inner-city Philadelphia.
For Jeff, this new role is an extension of a life of service that has taken him from Eagle Scout to mission trip leader to two-time Teacher Of The Year to his present position where he’s achieved significant increases in donations for affordable housing projects while overseeing fundraising, marketing, communications and volunteer recruitment. Originally from New England, Jeff received his Bachelors in History from St. Anselm College and completed a Masters in Theology from the Catholic University of America.