Jean Ellis, principal

Jean is a seasoned non-profit executive with more than 25 years of experience. She has a proven track record in fundraising, external affairs, working with non-profit boards, managing projects, and developing long-term organizational plans.

Ms. Ellis most recently led the development, marketing, public relations, and creative efforts for the Farnsworth Art Museum in Maine. Prior to relocating back to Maine, Jean led development and marketing activities at The Menil Collection in Houston, including leading a $110 million capital campaign and an annual fundraising campaign that raised approximately $5-7 million for program support. During her previous tenure at the Denver Zoo, she was Vice President for Development and Membership. The Zoo was able to successfully conclude the largest capital campaign in its history and campaign work began for an endowment specifically targeted for conservation work.

Throughout her career, Jean has either led or participated in nine capital and endowment campaigns. Her consulting work has included strategic planning, organizational planning, development department assessment and organization, donor software consulting, capital campaign management, research and wealth screening, board development and training, and project management.

Ms. Ellis graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Denver. She also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver.

A full resume is available upon request.