Mr. LaFond is a Certified Fundraising Executive and has been raising money for more than 30 years. He has raised funds in Haiti for rural farmers, led an $18 million capital campaign as Vice President of the Metropolitan YMCA of Greater Richmond, Virginia, and most recently, raised more than $19 million for the Episcopal Cathedral in Denver with $11 million earmarked for permanent supportive housing for families.
During his time as a priest and monk within the Episcopal Church he wrote fundraising materials for churches, two books on fundraising and one on the spiritual life.
Mr. LaFond moved via Denver to Albuquerque for its quality of life. He lives on a small farm in the South Valley with his dog where he is also a potter.