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UMKC Foundation Leadership

Jay Wilson

Interim President

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Jay Wilson is interim president of the UMKC Foundation and has been responsible for fund development for UMKC Health Sciences since 2012.

Wilson graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Speech Communication in 2002 and currently serves on their alumni association board of directors. He received his master’s degree in public administration from Park University in 2009.

Following service in the Middle East with the United States Navy, Jay returned to Missouri to work in the nonprofit sector for the Kansas City Sports Commission, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, and Park University.

Jay is currently in his second term as a member of the North Kansas City School Board, and is in his first term as a member of the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority board of Kansas City.

 

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Jeff Chapman

Assistant Vice President

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Jeff Chapman has more than 25 years of experience in volunteer and professional fundraising. His current role is directing planned giving and corporate relations campus wide, while also focusing on constituent fund development for the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, School of Law, School of Graduate Studies and the Honors College. Jeff came to UMKC in 2013 as director of major and leadership gifts for the Bloch School. During that time, the Bloch School has quadrupled the number of scholarship dollars and added over 70 new endowments.

Jeff is a 1993 graduate of Kansas State University where he also worked as director of corporate and foundation relations and director of development for the college of business administration for the KSU Foundation.

Jeff is a member of the Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club, recently serving as president. He currently serves Leadership Kansas Alumni as the elected representative of his class of 2012 for all events. He also assists leadership of the KC Metro Session annually and remains actively involved in all of the communities where he has lived and worked in Salina, Junction City and Manhattan, Kansas and in Kansas City, Missouri. He also served on the Kansas City committee for Coaches Versus Cancer.

He’s served on over 100 boards, councils and committees for government relations, the arts, athletics, social services and various chambers of commerce leadership positions and programs.  He’s a published political cartoonist, sports writer and political advisor.

 

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Jennifer Ingraham

Assistant Vice President

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Jennifer Ingraham has been fundraising for the arts and higher education sectors in Kansas City for more than 20 years. In her current position, she leads fundraising efforts for university priorities on UMKC’s historic Volker Campus. Prior to joining the foundation, Jennifer successfully completed Kansas City Rep’s 50th Anniversary Campaign, raising $5.5M to renovate the Spencer Theatre. Prior to joining KC Rep, Ingraham held fundraising and/or corporate sponsorship roles with Park University, UMKC, Missouri Repertory Theatre, The Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Symphony.

Jennifer serves on the boards of NonProfit Connect and the Chancellor’s Advisory Board to the UMKC Women’s Center. Jennifer also contributes time to the Harvest Ball Society, Girl Scouts, WIN for KC, the Women’s Foundation, the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation, and her P.E.O. Chapter. She has been recognized as a 2014 NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal and a 2013 NonProfit Connect Rising Star of Philanthropy.

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Administrative and Fundraising Team

Danny Baker

Director of Major Gifts

KCUR

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Kirk Baughan

Director of Major Gifts

School of Law

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Michelle Brownlee

Director of Prospect Development

UMKC Foundation

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Jeff Chapman

Assistant Vice President and Director of Major Gifts

Henry W. Bloch School of Management
Honors College
School of Graduate Studies

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Logan Cheney

Call Center Manager

UMKC Foundation

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Shelly Doucet

Director of Development

School of Education

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Jason Elliott

Director of Major Gifts

College of Arts and Sciences

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David Fulk

Director of Philanthropic Giving

KCUR

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Shannan Henderson

Donor Relations Specialist

UMKC Foundation

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Jennifer Ingraham

Assistant Vice President and Director of Major Gifts

University Libraries

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Mark Mattison

Director of Major Gifts

Conservatory of Music and Dance

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Jean Peat

Director of Communications and Donor Relations

UMKC Foundation

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Abbey Reinhardt

Prospect Research Analyst

UMKC Foundation

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Katherine Walter

Director of Operations

UMKC Foundation

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Hilary Wheat

Senior Director of Major Gifts

School of Dentistry

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Elizabeth I. Wheeler

Director of Major Gifts

School of Computing and Engineering

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Jay Wilson

Interim President and Director of Major Gifts

School of Medicine
School of Nursing
School of Pharmacy

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Emily Wurtz

Director of Annual Giving

UMKC Foundation

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