Fundraising expert Lee Ann Jourdan has joined Franklin College’s Development and Alumni Engagement team as assistant vice president for alumni engagement and annual giving.
In the role, Jourdan develops both alumni engagement and annual giving projects. Her job is to provide a common set of goals and encourage growth in both areas. Jourdan started at the college in September and has already begun meeting with alumni, faculty, staff, students and other campus partners as part of these initiatives.
Jourdan lists more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and higher education fundraising. She most recently served as DePauw University’s director of annual giving. Before that, she worked in a mixture of Indiana nonprofit organizations and universities. She served as director of development for Indiana University’s School of Education in Indianapolis, as vice president of development and public relations for Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, and as executive director of Girls Inc. of Monroe County.
Jourdan earned her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University Bloomington. She also holds a certificate in fundraising management from Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy.
“Lee Ann is a strategic thinker who utilizes data-driven strategies to develop creative solutions to opportunities and challenges,” said Dana Cummings, vice president for development and alumni engagement at Franklin College. “With an intense passion for philanthropy, she is a proven team builder and has had an abundance of experience with cultivating strong partnerships with a wide variety of constituencies. I know she will be a wonderful addition to the Franklin College community.”
For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317)-738-8185.
Written by Pulliam Fellow Erica Irish ’21
POSTED Nov 6, 2018