Paul Heckler is a fundraising consultant and nonprofit strategist who has previously worked as Major Gifts Officer at The Public Theater. He previously served as Director of Patron Programs at World Monuments Fund: and as Director of Foundation & Government Support at Friends of the High Line on the Far West Side of Manhattan. At the High Line, he led significant expansion of public and private funding for educational and cultural programming. Paul is passionate about cities, parks, the performing and visual arts, and exploring New York City in search of a good meal. He holds a degree in fine arts (with a concentration in ceramics) from Bates College, and currently lives in Jackson Heights, Queens.