Positive change occurs when individuals combine their strengths toward a common goal. With our CCS client partners and within the firm, we challenge ourselves daily to collaborate on incremental moments that will move us forward together.

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Jennifer has planned multiple campaigns and assessments for CCS clients, navigating complex organizational needs, multiple department stakeholders, and staff transitions.

At Pace University Jennifer served as interim director of the annual fund and development operations staff and advised the leadership team on their $185 million capital campaign. She supported the Development and Alumni Relations team during the University’s Presidential transition, worked closely with the Major Gifts team on strategy to engage underperforming prospects, and advised on the integration of the Legacy Giving program into campaign planning.

At Duke Health, Jennifer created a structure and protocols for prospect management, integrating input from leadership and staff to ensure all qualified prospects are engaged. She has adopted study recommendations to strategize and manage campaign activity for the Committee to Protect Journalists and The New Group theater, customizing plans to maximize staff and volunteer resources to achieve stretch goals. Jennifer created the first major donor program for Comic Relief, Inc., the presenters of Red Nose Day USA, which has raised more than $200 million in the US to combat child poverty in the US and overseas.

Jennifer is proud to support the firm’s DEI initiatives and the growth of new staff. She is a team-based mentor, and a member of CCS Fundraising’s People of Color / Multicultural Employee Resource Group.

select client partners

  • Child Mind Institute
  • Duke Health
  • Lehman College
  • Pace University

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