Consultants & Instructors

  • Neil Batiancila

    Neil Batiancila

    Instructor - Fundraising

    About Neil Batiancila 

    Neil Batiancila currently serves as Philadelphia Zoo’s Chief Development Officer. Mr. Batiancila oversees all contributed revenue activities, including charitable operations and government affairs. He has led the Zoo through the turnaround of its fundraising operation positioning the Zoo for the activation of a campaign. Prior to his current role, Mr. Batiancila served as Executive Director, Campaign Operations at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation where he led efforts for its $1 billion comprehensive campaign, For Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs. He got his start as an AmeriCorps member with City Year, where he rose to ultimately Co-Executive Director in Philadelphia. He has also served as Aramark’s Director of Community Relations, executing the community involvement strategy for one of Philadelphia’s most recognizable corporate brands. Neil received his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and graduate degree at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.