2023 Honoree - Jennifer J.E. Wampler, CFRE


2022 Excellence in Fundraising Award

Jennifer J.E. Wampler, CFRE serves as the Chief Philanthropy Officer at Kansas City Ballet. Her dedication and expertise have propelled the organization to new heights. With over 16 years of loyal service across three tenures, Jennifer's commitment to the Ballet's mission is unwavering. Her fundraising skills and in-depth understanding of the organization's goals have been invaluable to its growth and success. A proactive and strategic thinker, Jennifer collaborates effectively with stakeholders to drive meaningful change and support new community-oriented initiatives.

Jennifer has earned a stellar reputation in the Kansas City community, a testament to her ability to build lasting relationships with donors. A true advocate of philanthropy, she fosters a culture of giving within her organization. In all aspects of her work, Jennifer follows a donor-centric approach, recognizing that the success of her team and the Ballet rests upon prioritizing the needs and wishes of the donors.

Drawing from her experience leading multiple capital and endowment campaigns, Jennifer ensures that gift agreements are established and adhered to, giving donors the confidence that their contributions are utilized as intended. She goes above and beyond to provide donors with transparency, ensuring they receive annual reports detailing their fund investments and spending.

A trusted advisor to volunteer groups like the KC Ballet Guild, Jennifer imparts best practices and guidance on event planning, solicitation techniques, and donor stewardship. Her ethical approach to collaboration and fundraising sets her apart as a true professional.

Through her tireless efforts and commitment to donor-centric strategies, Jennifer continues to be an invaluable asset to the ballet and the generous donors who make it all possible.