Senior Philanthropy Consultant

John Patrick Alves joined Julius Capital in July 2021 and serves as the firm’s Senior Philanthropy Consultant. He is responsible for leading client capital campaigns and advising on all related fundraising consulting matters.

John has nearly 30 years of experience in the fundraising consulting business. He began his career at The Suddes Group where he was trained and mentored by founder, Tom Suddes, one of the great mavericks in the fundraising consulting profession. Since then, John has participated in +3,500 major gift solicitation visits ranging in size from $5,000 to $10 million and has been involved in +250 client engagements. His experience includes mostly capital campaigns and major gift initiatives for Catholic high schools as well as several Diocesan capital campaigns and individual parish campaigns. He also has experience in conducting strategic planning programs, feasibility studies, development audits, Board training, serving as interim development staff, managing annual fund appeals and providing advancement counsel.

Most recently, John served as the President and founding partner of Harvest Development and Alumen Fundraising Consultants. He was responsible for marketing, business development, hiring and training consultants, and overseeing client services.  Under his direction the company grew its client base significantly enough to employ ten professional consultants.

John graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. degree in Government. Upon graduation and prior to his career in fundraising consulting, John was Catholic high school teacher and coached football, basketball, and softball. He grew up in Dallas, TX and attended a Catholic high school run by the Dominicans.

John has been married to his wife Linda for 30 years and they are blessed with four children, Zachary, Anna, Sam, and Victoria. They live in Columbus, Ohio and are members of Holy Family parish.

Office | 312.726.5125 x 104

Cell | 614.419.0340



University of Note Dame | B.A.