Capital District YMCA Selects Brian Fabre as Director of Annual Giving

The Capital District YMCA is pleased to announce the hire of Brian Fabre for the position of Director of Annual Giving.

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President of Association Advancement, Fabre will coordinate the annual giving campaign and assist with special events as they relate to the annual campaign. Fabre will also provide assistance on all administrative and financial functions as they relate to Capital Campaigns and Board Committees.

Specifically, Fabre will develop, implement and evaluate the association-wide Annual Campaign, including establishing a time-line for achieving campaign objectives, leading and coordinating association-wide planning, tracking, kickoff and victory celebrations, and evaluating campaign donor recognition. He will also provide staff leadership and support to annual campaign branch coordinators by ensuring that prospects are reviewed and assigned, and will support executive staff and volunteers as needed.

Fabre will also coordinate campaign training materials and activities to help volunteers and branch staff effectively carry out the strategies of the campaign. In conjunction with the MIS department, Fabre will provide training in the use and implementation of computer systems to promote campaign activities. He will also maintain records to ensure regular, accurate, and informative communication with all donors and prospects.

Prior to joining the Capital District YMCA, Fabre was a Community Relations Specialist with Hannaford Supermarkets.

In that role, Fabre developed and oversaw the execution of integrated community relations programs to attract new customers, inspire customer loyalty, and help grow sales and market share. In addition, his efforts helped to position Hannaford as a community leader by coordinating participation in local and regional activities and events, program sponsorships, and charitable giving opportunities. Fabre also served as the primary media spokesperson for large charitable gifts and events, and managed the accounting process for monetary and in-kind donations to non-profit organizations.

In his 27-year career with Hannaford, Fabre also served in the roles of Store Manager, Manager of Distribution Center Associate Relations, and Divisional Training Support  Specialist for Hannaford’s New York and Vermont stores.

Career highlights for Fabre include creating a company-wide rollout and training schedule for Kronos (Automated Scheduling Tool) for Center Store, Produce, and Bakery Operations; supervising district trainers on the rollout and implementation of Kronos throughout the company to ensure program success; providing critical support and liaison services between various business project owners and retail end users to maximize investment of project resources; and creating a framework for the construction of various Computer Based Trainings.

Fabre holds both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Music Education from the College of Saint Rose.

Fabre begins his new role Monday, October 11, 2021.