Jen-Lee

Jen Lee

Consultant

“Problems cannot be solved by individuals; funding is a crucial part of collaborating across industries and communities to create postive change. I approach every engagement excited about the possibilty of truly making a breakthrough that impacts the community.”

Recent Clients Served

  • ACT Theatre
  • Bellarmine Preparatory School
  • Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
  • Foundations of MultiCare – South King      Health Foundation
  • Fulcrum Foundation 
  • Intiman Theatre Festival
  • KNKX (formerly KPLU)
  • National Bureau of Asian Research
  • Planned Parenthood of the Great      Northwest and Hawaiian Islands
  • Planned Parenthood Columbia      Willamette
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
  • University of Washington – College of         the Environment
  • Wing Luke Museum of the Asian      Pacific American Experience

Areas of Expertise

Arts and Culture, Major Gifts, Membership Programs

About Jen Lee

Jen brings to her client engagements nearly a decade of combined experience as both a consultant and an in-the-trenches fundraiser. She has particular expertise in relationship-based fundraising where giving is a result of meaningful, long-term engagements. Jen’s analytical mind—she is known for being able to quickly identify the gaps in a development program and propose the most effective solutions—is equally matched by her inquisitive and collaborative approach to problem-solving. In her client work, Jen looks for opportunities to:

  • Build and strengthen existing infrastructure and systems
  • Apply her past experience in event management and volunteer relations to guide staff to build better relationships with donors and potential donors
  • Help staff transition first-time donors into long-term supporters of an organization
  • Implement sustainable fundraising practices

Before joining our firm, Jen was a Gift Officer at the Seattle Symphony where she successfully stewarded new and existing Founders Circle members and major donors; helped to strategize and bring in five-figure gifts and above; and managed fundraising, benefit, and cultivation events.

Jen volunteers regularly with Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Advancement Northwest and serves on the board of Seattle Chamber Music Society. She is also a pianist and accompanies the Endolyne Children’s Choir in West Seattle. Jen holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Management from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Arts in Performing Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from Goldsmiths University of London.