Area of Focus
As the Associate Director of Development Operations, Jenn provides operational support and guidance that sets the development team up for success. This includes establishing policies and procedures, pulling reports, and conducting donor and prospect research. She tracks revenue and expenses, projects future revenue, and manages the fundraising database – ensuring that donor information is accurate and confidential. She enjoys organizing and analyzing data trends and strategizing ways to make the development team’s work more efficient and effective. Finding the perfect touch point that helps steward a donor’s relationship with the organization also gives her great joy. She thrives when seeing the hard work of the development team be rewarded by success.
Jenn is a Colorado native with a background in event management and donor stewardship. Prior to joining WRA, she served as the associate director of donor relations at the University of Colorado. In this role she planned and executed signature events for major donors and supported the schools and colleges with their event planning and outreach efforts. While there, Simon helped develop and establish a donor engagement and stewardship calendar that planned individualized stewardship touch points and events up to 18 months in advance. Transitioning from operating reactively to a strategic and forward-thinking approach made a significant impact of which she is extremely proud.
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs
Favorite thing about the West:
The mountains and the wildlife never cease to amaze me. The endless hiking trails and camping under the stars are my two favorite places to be.