Executive Director, San Diego Library Foundation
Jay Hill has 11 years of experience successfully supporting the library and has implemented several record-breaking donor campaigns. He managed the campaign that raised $85 million in private contributions to support construction of the $185 million Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common, one of the largest private library capital campaigns to date. He also brings more than two decades of sales marketing and editorial experience to his library fundraising work. Hill worked for major media companies in New York City, including ABC-TV and Newsweek magazine, which honored his team as their 1992 Employees of the Year. For his charity work, Hill was recognized as “New Yorker of the Week” by New York 1 News and named one of the “50 People to Watch” by San Diego magazine. Hill lives in University Heights and is an avid biker and a competitive tennis player. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Estate Planning Council of San Diego and a member of the RedCoat Committee which supports the Holiday and Poinsettia Bowl college football games and festivities.