Kari Hopkins, PresidentCoyote Hill Christian Children's HomeDevelopment OfficerKari has spent 9 years as a fundraiser for Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home. Now serving as the Development Officer, she specializes in planned giving, major gifts, and the Coyote Hill Foundation. In her 9 years at Coyote Hill she’s helped the organization nearly double its service capacity, and expand its budget by 60%. She is passionate about sharing nonprofit stories and the benefits she’s experienced from AFP of Central Missouri.
Jeneva has over 20 years’ experience in non-profit sector ranging from alumni relations and development, governmental lobbying, board relations, budgeting/finance, and program management. Her career spans across non-profit advocacy, private sector lobbying, state government, and higher education. She recently joined William Woods University in their Advancement office as the Coordinator of Alumni Engagement and their Annual Fund. Prior to coming to William Woods University, she was with the State Historical Society of Missouri (SHSMO) for seven years- six of them, as their Finance and Accounting Manager, receiving her Certification as a Non-Profit Accounting Professional (CNAP). In 2017, she became their advancement officer fundraising for annual and impactful gifts for the organization. Jeneva is a proud graduate of Stephens College (’93).
Catherine Comley Adams, PhD, Past-President State Historical Society of MissouriAssistant Executive Director for Advancement Cat is the chief development officer for the State Historical Society of Missouri. Her 18-year fundraising career spans the sectors of higher education, human services, and zoos & aquariums. In addition to her doctoral research pursuits in philanthropy and strategic fundraising, Cat holds credentials as a master of public affairs in nonprofit management and organizational change (MPA), and international certification as a fundraising executive (CFRE).