As Arabella’s Dallas-based managing director, Jeremy Gregg works to connect ambitious and innovative changemakers in Texas with the full Arabella platform of services to guide them in moving from idea to impact. Gregg serves as a trusted partner to philanthropists, impact investors, and social entrepreneurs of all kinds across the region and throughout the country, and is passionate about collaborating closely to bring their charitable initiatives and programs to life.
Gregg has 19 years of experience working with various organizations in Texas to help advance social impact and strengthen the practice of philanthropy. A three-time TEDx speaker who was previously named the Nonprofit Communicator of the Year by the Center for Nonprofit Management, Jeremy spent the first half of his career raising over $40 million for nonprofits that provide social services for communities in need. As a social entrepreneur, Jeremy co-founded several successful nonprofits and mission-driven businesses, one of which was named the Success Story of the Year by SCORE, a business mentorship association. Recognized as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy in 2019, Gregg shifted his career from fundraising to serving as a trusted advisor to several prominent changemakers.
Prior to joining Arabella, Gregg served as the president and founder of Gregg Partners, an impact advisory firm that developed revenue strategies for nonprofits; and Mission Allies Publishing, a mission marketing agency. A passionate advocate for those affected by mass incarceration, Gregg authored and produced a children’s book called “Daddy’s Time Out,” which uses the metaphor of a time-out to explain incarceration to young people who have a parent in prison.
Gregg also previously held leadership positions (including two CEO positions) at a number of charities and social impact ventures, including the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, an internationally recognized leader in prison rehabilitation; CNM, a management support organization that delivered training and consulting to other nonprofits, and CitySquare, a community development organization that improved the lives of over 50,000 low-income families per year. During the economic downturn of 2008–2009, he also served as the founding executive director of Executives in Action, a nonprofit that tapped into the talents of transitioning corporate leaders to build and strengthen the capacity of hundreds of nonprofits that could never have otherwise accessed such talent.
Gregg has been featured by the BBC, NPR, the Financial Times, Texas Tribune, the New York Times, Forbes, and more. His published work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and in cover articles for an industry magazine.
Jeremy earned an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas and holds degrees in both advertising and English from Southern Methodist University. He is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy via the American College of Financial Services and a certified mindfulness teacher from the Dallas Yoga Center. He previously earned his CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive). Gregg serves as a strategic advisor to the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, a board member of the My Possibilities Foundation, a guest lecturer for The Warden Exchange, a mentor to several fundraising leaders via AFP Dallas, mentor in the Team 22 program, a hospice volunteer with the Visiting Nurses Association, and a volunteer advisor to the student newspaper at Cistercian Prep School.
Jeremy is also a passionate advocate for poetry (which he has taught everywhere from a prep school to a public school to a prison).