Sam Wisel


Sam Wisel, CFRE is currently the Associate Director for Major Gifts & Planned Giving at Habitat for Humanity International, a global charitable organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Working primarily with individual donors and family foundations to develop engaging relationships, Sam helps align and strengthen philanthropic resources for Habitat’s global programs in 70 countries. Sam travels frequently to support donors across the country while bringing many abroad to see their philanthropy in action.

Prior to joining Habitat in 2016, Sam worked in thePlymouth State University Advancement office as a Major Gifts Officer and AnnualGiving Director. Increasing donor participation amongst the alumni network and working with alumni to establish endowed and annual scholarships are among Sam’s most memorable experiences as a University employee. Currently, Sam serves as the volunteer Chair of the Capital Campaign for the applied school of business and as a member of the President’s Council at Plymouth StateUniversity.


Sam is a double alumnus of Plymouth State University having received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2012 and a Master of Business Administration in 2016. Sam currently resides in New Hampshire.

career highlights

Assoc Dir, Major & Planned Giving, Habitat for Humanity International

Sr. Development Officer, Major & Planned Giving, Habitat for Humanity International

MajorGifts Officer, Plymouth State University

Annual Giving Director, Plymouth State University

sector experience

Public Higher Education

Affordable Housing

Jewish Communal Organizations

Food Banks

areas of expertise

Major Gift portfolio management

Planned Giving (bequests & current gifts)

Corporate giving & turning executives into individual donors

Annual Giving program growth

Creating Leadership Giving strategy within annual fund

Capital Campaigns

Coaching volunteers to solicit major and planned gifts