John O’Gorman

Senior Vice President of Development & Community Initiatives at Forest Park Forever

John O’Gorman leads several key functions for Forest Park Forever, including fundraising, community engagement, communications marketing, volunteer programs, and visitor services.

Since joining Forest Park Forever in January 2012, O’Gorman has overseen the growth of the conservancy’s annual fundraising from $2.2 million to more than $3.6 million, as well as the successful completion of a $130 million capital and endowment campaign, the most ambitious in Forest Park history. Additionally, the organization completed a major rebranding and expanded its communications efforts during his tenure.

Prior to this role, O’Gorman was an executive with a national fundraising consultant firm. He served as counsel to civic, cultural, educational, healthcare, and religious organizations throughout the Midwest and East Coast, managing transformational campaigns that raised more than $600 million for the firm’s clients. O’Gorman is a member of the St. Louis Chapter of the Association for Fundraising.