CJ Orr



About CJ

Having served as a trusted partner to clients for over 10 years, CJ Orr has broad experience in fundraising and development, executive leadership, strategic planning, campaigns, and event management. He has launched funds, designed and led strategic initiatives, and driven fundraising for large galas and campaigns ranging from $10M to $1B+ in revenue. As an expert project and relationship manager, he executes on the development of strategies and tactics to drive effective fundraising plans that meet or exceed targets.

Internally, CJ is responsible for setting and driving achievement of Orr Group’s financial targets and overseeing efficient operations within the firm. Additionally, CJ supports the efforts of Orr Group’s Growth team to identify and cultivate new business opportunities and build relationships with nonprofit partners, ensuring that the services offered are best aligned with our partners’ needs. 

CJ’s background in finance provides him with a strong foundation in analytics, metrics and ROI. Prior to working at Orr Group, CJ worked in Institutional Fixed Income Trading at Alliance Bernstein, where he was responsible for funds trading, account management, and reviewing analytical research. He also spent several years in municipal bonds sales and trading at Oppenheimer & Co.

Leadership Positions:
Selected Recent Partners:
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • City Harvest
  • Cornerstones
  • Dosomething.org
  • Echoing Green
  • JUST Capital
  • Legal Aid Society of New York
  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
  • One Acre Fund
  • Robin Hood
  • Root Capital
  • Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Foundation
  • The CAFE Group
  • VNS Health
  • Youth INC
What makes me happy...

Spending time with family and playing racket sports.

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