|Degrees:||BA and BEd (Nipissing University, Canada). MA in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (MPNL) (Carleton University, Canada).|
Jennifer Conley has more than 20 years of advancement leadership experience in education, health care and international development. In 2014, Carleton appointed her as Chief Advancement Officer and President and CEO of the Carleton University Foundation to lead Alumni Relations, Development, Advancement Communications and the $300 million Collaborate Campaign – the most ambitious, successfully completed campaign in Ottawa’s history. Previously, she served as Carleton’s Director, Faculty Development and Major Gifts.
Before Carleton, Jennifer served for more than 10 years as the first Executive Director and Campaign Director for The St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation, creating the entire fundraising infrastructure while leading a $10-million campaign to build the new St. Patrick’s Home – the largest campaign successfully completed in Ontario’s Long Term Care Sector.
Jennifer started her fundraising career as a student caller for her alma mater, Nipissing University. After completing her second degree, she was named the University’s first Alumni Officer – wherein she created the Alumni Office and all Alumni Programs and architecture.
Jennifer graduated with her MPNL degree in June 2019, and continues to serve as an Instructor for the MPNL’s “Planning and Management of Integrated Fundraising” course.