Cogeo to Present at the 2018 US Youth Soccer Annual Conference

Cogeo is delighted to announce that Rob Kusel, Cogeo's Managing Director of Consulting, and Gabby Roe, Cogeo's Director of Sponsorships, Sports & Entertainment will each be presenting a seminar at the US Youth Soccer's United Soccer Coaches Convention and  US Youth Soccer Workshop on January 19th and 20th in Philadelphia, PA. Roe will present "The Integration of Sponsorships and Partnerships into Club Fundraising" and Kusel will present "Funding Soccer Clubs and Academies Through Relationships."

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Cogeo Secures Director of Development for the French American School of Puget Sound

Seattle, WA - Cogeo is excited to announce that it has secured a candidate for the Director of Development position for the French American School of Puget Sound located on Mercer Island, WA. The placement marks the School's first full-time Director of Development position and a significant transition point for the growth of the school. Eric Thuau, the French American School of Puget Sound's Head of School, had the following to say about Cogeo's work in the hiring process:

"Cogeo's Executive Search services gave us the confidence to navigate a pivotal moment in FASPS's growth. Their organization, efficiency, and expertise allowed us the discipline to select the best candidate for FASPS's unique culture and needs, both for now and well into our future endeavors."

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Cogeo Launches $35 Million Capital Campaign for Meals On Wheels San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – On Thursday February 9th, 2017 the board of directors of Meals on Wheels San Francisco (MOWSF) approved the launch of a $35 million capital campaign to build a new kitchen and operations facility and to transform its existing headquarters into an administrative center.  Cogeo was retained to direct the campaign. The announcement marks an important new era for MOWSF and subsequently the senior client population the organization serves throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Ashley McCumber, CEO of Meals on Wheels San Francisco ( commented on the opportunity the campaign brings to the organization and the role Cogeo will play: “We’re delighted to have Cogeo assist us with the direction of this three year campaign to raise $35,000,000 from private sources.  The new 38,000 square foot state-of-the-art kitchen and production center and the expansion of current offices and program space will ensure that no homebound senior in San Francisco is forgotten, hungry, or without the support they need to live with dignity and independence. This campaign will create the platform to meet the need for decades to come.  Rob Kusel has been a trusted partner throughout the years and we are excited for this campaign to fully succeed.”

Kusel, Cogeo’s Managing Director of Consulting, shares his sentiment about the campaign: “Over the past nine years, MOWSF has experienced tremendous progression and maturity. This campaign is the culmination of discipline and hard work, and will be fundamental to the future success of the organization.”

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The Leader In Action Sports Safety And Rehabilitation Gets An Exciting New Partner

Truckee, CA – Cogeo is excited to announce its new client partnership with the High Fives Foundation. The announcement marks an exciting new venture for the High Fives Foundation and the populations served by the organization. 

Roy Tuscany, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the High Fives Foundation, comments on the exciting opportunity the partnership with Cogeo brings: “Years of expertise to our ever-growing Foundation. We are trying to create some really big next steps for the organization and with the help of Cogeo we believe we have partnered with the best team to secure the funding necessary for our capital campaign. We are blessed at the opportunity to expand through this teamwork."

Patrick Sampson, CEO of Cogeo, sees the relationship with the High Fives Foundation as a promising new frontier for the nonprofit: “Roy and his team at The High Fives Foundation have done an incredible job creating a special culture and service offering for aspiring action sports athletes, as well as being a tremendous resource for those who have suffered life-altering injuries. In addition, their preventive educational programs are absolutely first rate. Cogeo is ecstatic to partner with the Foundation to help rapidly expand the Foundation's ability to provide value to all they serve and inspire even more high fives around the globe."

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Cogeo Launches Sports & Entertainment Division with Partner YSC Sports Marketing

Portland, OR – Today Cogeo finalized a joint partnership with YSC Sports Marketing (Philadelphia, PA) to launch Cogeo’s new Sports & Entertainment division. The announcement marks an exciting new avenue for nonprofit organizations in the Sports & Entertainment business, as well as nonprofits founded by Athletes, Musicians and Actors to optimize their fundraising, management efficiency and long-term sustainability.

Gabby Roe, Partner and Director of Business Development for Cogeo Sports & Entertainment, comments on the exciting opportunity this partnership brings: “Over my 30 years of sports marketing experience, I have gained a deep understanding of the industry’s large gaps in professional foundation development for Sports & Entertainment charity work. Cogeo is the right partner to optimize the widespread positive intentions from Athletes, Musicians and Actors and professionalize their philanthropic endeavors.”

Patrick Sampson, CEO of Cogeo, sees the partnership with YSC Sports Marketing as a strategic move for the Company: “Partnering with Gabby and his team affords Cogeo deep credibility in the Sports & Entertainment industry and brings vast quality to our team. We’re excited to increase the effectiveness and systematic strength of industry-specific nonprofits, as well as current and former Athletes, Musicians and Actors’ philanthropic endeavors, with the best possible partner.”

About The Company: Cogeo helps non-profit organizations optimize their fundraising, management efficiency and long-term sustainability. Cogeo’s management team has 40+ years of philanthropic management and fundraising experience raising over $600 million for more than 100 nonprofit clients.

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