Craig Pinto, MS

VP & Chief Development Officer

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Craig Pinto is the Vice President for Strategic Advancement and Chief Development Officer at Family and Children’s Association. A graduate of New York University where he completed both his B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Communication and M.S. in Fundraising and Grant Making, Craig brings a wealth of management, fundraising and event experience in the nonprofit sector to FCA. While at NYU he was given the prestigious NYU Bart Lawson Award for Public Service for his work and dedication to the nonprofit community. ​ More recently, he was named "Best Philanthropist" by Bethpage Federal Credit Union Best of Long Island in 2020 and 2022.

Prior to joining FCA, Craig lead successful fundraising efforts at Man Cave Health, Celiac Disease Foundation, Child Care Council of Nassau, and Lawrence Woodmere Academy, focusing on disease research, education, mental health, childcare, and social services. 

A former two-sport Division 1 athlete, Craig also holds four Guinness World Records, all achieved while raising money for nonprofit organizations.

Craig is a member of the Jericho High School Alumni Hall of Fame, the American Football News Hall of Fame, was awarded the “Portuguese-American Young Man of the Year” award in 2014, and was selected by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to receive their Community Leadership Award for his dedication to the community. 

He has been a guest lecturer at California State University, discussing nonprofit management and has also appeared as a guest on various programs on ABC, RTP, TLC, NatGeo, News12, ESPN, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Books for Better Living, Newsday, as well as SiriusXM radio, ESPN Radio, and Power 105, discussing philanthropy, nonprofit development, and the importance of giving back.

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