Constellation Advancement LLC


David Gallagher
Dave R. Gallagher

Dave Gallagher comes to Constellation Advancement from Harvest Fund Raising Counsel, Inc., the firm he founded in 2006. Dave is a founding Principal of Constellation, with current and recent clients including: The State University of New York, The City University of New York, Baruch College, Say Yes to Education, Le Moyne College, and Mercy College.

Before joining Constellation Advancement, Dave Gallagher also served as Vice President for College Advancement at Baruch College/CUNY (prior to Chris Cloud’s service there). At Baruch, Dave was personally responsible for all College fundraising, marketing and communications, government relations, and alumni relations…read more

Chris Cloud

Chris Cloud comes to Constellation Advancement from Cloud Advisers LLC, a firm he started in 2008. Chris is a founding Principal of Constellation and has s served organizations including the New-York Historical Society, Macaulay Honors College/CUNY, the Public Agenda Foundation, Philadelphia University, Pathways to Housing and health care institutions working to build grateful patient giving programs. He holds a BA degree from the Florida State University, a MBA degree from Rollins College, and a JD degree from Tulane University Law more

Jay Angeletti
Jay Angeletti

Jay brings more than 30 years of development experience, as well the full resources of his consulting firm, The Angeletti Group (TAG), to the Constellation Advancement partnership. Launched in 2006, TAG partners with clients in independent and higher education, healthcare and academic medicine, and community building initiatives. A boutique firm of 20 team members, TAG's cadre of talented, goal-driven professionals with proven track records offer client partners a customized and personalized approach…read more

Brian M. Sagrestano

The newest member of Constellation Advancement, Brian brings nearly 20 years of charitable gift planning, development and law background to the firm. Before joining Constellation Advancement, Brian ran the gift planning programs for the University of Pennsylvania, Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations and Middlebury College. He also served Hamilton College and Clarkson University in major and planned giving roles. The gift planning programs under Brian’s direction raised over $400 million and were a significant component in the University of Pennsylvania’s recently completed $3.5 billion campaign. Constellation clients include Baruch College, Cazenovia College, Le Moyne College, Gundersen Lutheran and Webb Institute, Prior to becoming a charitable gift planner, Brian was an attorney with two New Jersey law firms focusing his practice in trusts and estates…read more

Mike Stein

Mike brings over 30 years of development experience and background to Constellation Advancement. In addition to his work with the firm, he is Vice President- Government Affairs at the Bassett Medical Center with responsibility for the six affiliated organizations that comprise the Bassett Healthcare Network. He originally joined Bassett in 1982 and later became the organization’s first Director of Public Relations and Fund Development. In that capacity, Mike orchestrated Bassett’s first capital campaign to help fund construction of the Bassett Clinic. In 1994, he left Bassett to serve as the Vice President for Development of the Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York, where he oversaw development operations. Returning to Bassett in October 1996, Mike served as the Vice President for External Affairs. He successfully managed a $15 million capital campaign in 1997 and later led the Bassett Heart Care Campaign, which raised $12 million in support of the Bassett Heart Care Institute and related construction projects more

In addition to the managing principals, Constellation Advancement, LLC is pleased to affiliate with a constellation of talented professionals in capital campaigns, planned giving, ticketed events management and sophisticated prospect research.

*Constellation Advancement, LLC, Cloud Advisers, LLC, and Gift Planning Development, LLC are not law practices and do not offer legal advice to their clients.