John Biggins named CEO of American City Bureau


West Dundee, IL – American City Bureau, the nation’s oldest fundraising consultancy, has announced the promotion of John Biggins to chief executive officer.

Previously, Biggins was President of the 108-year-old fundraising consultancy. This change is part of a larger business succession planning effort and came into effect on January 1, 2022 by the company’s board of directors.

Leslie Biggins Mollsen, former CEO since 2007 and co-owner of ACB, will assume the role of chairman. She will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and will focus on customer relations, sales and corporate promotion.

Biggins Mollsen said: “John’s exceptional leadership has been fully demonstrated over the past few years. I am personally grateful for how he led our business through the rugged terrain of the pandemic and positioned ACB for growth and a bright future. John has been instrumental in acquiring clients and building a consortium of partnerships with industry leaders in the areas of data analytics, operations, new market tax credits, real estate and facility planning and design. These partnerships have transformed our service offerings to the benefit of our clients. of his accomplishments and alongside our firm’s succession planning, there was no better time to make this transition. “

Throughout his 28-year career at ACB, Biggins has provided major gift advice for hundreds of capital, endowment and debt reduction campaigns spanning the not-for-profit sectors of social, religious, health, education, community and the arts. Biggins has also carved out a unique niche for community and youth-serving organizations, such as the YMCAs and Boys and Girls clubs.

“I am honored to be able to serve a family business spanning three generations and as rich in tradition as ACB,” said Biggins. “With over a century of service, ACB is considered the nation’s premier fundraising consultancy. I look forward to setting the stage for the next 100 years of promoting philanthropy and serving the nonprofit sector. “

About American City Bureau, Inc.

Founded in 1913, American City Bureau Inc. is the nation’s oldest and most experienced fundraising consultancy. Its seasoned team of senior consultants offers a wide range of philanthropic development services tailored to meet the unique needs of nonprofit social service, youth, education, health, religious and community organizations. community across the country.

The services include:

• Fundraising campaign advice

• Feasibility studies

• Development of major gifts

• Planned giving advice

• Development of the board of directors

• Strategic planning

• Planning of installations

• Advice on new market tax credit

• Search for donors and selection of assets

• Grant writing

• Communication services

If you are planning a fundraising campaign or would like more information about ACB and its services, please visit or call 800-786-4625.


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