About Us
Erica ReiterErica D. Reiter is a professional in the non-profit field as a senior executive fundraiser and consultant, holding a number of leadership positions including President of San Gabriel Valley Medical Center Foundation, Chief Development Officer for Providence St. Joseph and Holy Cross Medical Centers, Regional Director for City of Hope and Western Regional Director for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Ms. Reiter has consulted on capital, major gift, annual and planned giving programs and campaigns as well as strategic planning, development assessments and grant management strategies. She has helped non-profit organizations raise over $200 million in federal, state, corporate, foundation and individual funding.
Prior to co-founding Gift Development Advisors, Ms. Reiter founded ERA in 2002 as a national full service consulting firm combining her years of experience with the many partnerships she has cultivated while serving a wide spectrum of non- profit organizations.
Partial Client Listing:           
  • Para Los Ninos
  • Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
  • Children’s Scholarship Fund
  • Downey Regional Medical Center
  • American Cancer Society
  • National Kidney Foundation
Michael HalpernMichael L. Halpern is a senior non-profit executive and professional fundraiser.
Having raised tens of millions of dollars for large and smaller organizations. Mr. Halpern spent years travelling throughout the United States conducting training sessions for board members, campaign leadership and solicitors, while closing countless individual solicitations himself. He has worked closely with community foundations, primary and higher education institutions, health care agencies and performing arts organizations.
Some of the positions Mr. Halpern has held include:
  • President and CEO, Heritage Pointe Assisted Living, Mission Viejo, CA 
  • Associate Vice President, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, CA 
  • Regional Director, American Friends of The Hebrew University, Los Angeles, CA
  • Director of Community Relations, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Halpern resides in Irvine, California, and is the proud father of two boys.  He is also a trained singer/actor and former member of Actor’s Equity Association, AFTRA and AGMA.
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