Doug Gilman is the Grants Manager in the Advancement department at Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. He is a liaison between the organization and the investors and is responsible for researching, preparing, submitting, and managing grant proposals/reports that support the organization goals.
Before joining the Advocacy Center in June of 2023, Doug was the Associate Director of Development at Camino from 2021-2023, and his primary responsibility was grants and contracts. During his time at Camino Doug wrote grants that brought in over $10 million in new funding, and was managing over $19 million in active grants and contracts when he left that role.
Prior to 2021, Doug worked for 24 years as a chemistry professor at Louisiana State University and the University of Tennessee. He taught and mentored thousands of students, developed a research program in bioanalytical chemistry, secured grant funding for research and education, published over 40 research articles and book chapters, and took on a wide range of administrative and service roles and tasks over those years. Doug also held a number of volunteer positions with scientific and local nonprofits, including 2 years as the Governing Board Chair (Chief Executive Position) for the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS). In 2021 he received the FACSS Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to that organization of more than 15 years.
Doug graduated from Harvey Mudd College, with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Penn State University. In his free time, Doug enjoys hiking, learning about history, thinking about and discussing current events and politics, and watching sci-fi with his wife.
Doug works for Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy because “This is career 2.0 for me, and my agenda is simple – I want to leverage my energy, skills, and career experience to serve my community. The Advocacy Center mission and services resonate with me, and I’m excited to do my part. One of the best parts of this job is that I get to serve everybody even though it is often indirect and behind the scenes. While funding isn’t our mission, it is necessary to serve our community.”