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Don’t miss our next program on December 3 at Kohl Children’s Museum!

A Donor Perspective

In our final program of the calendar year, Jane Jorgensen will provide a unique donor perspective.  Nonprofit organizations rely on their boards for many functions: governance and budgeting, guidance, community involvement and, of course, fundraising. Though some boards downplay the fundraising aspect, it is essential that each board member be an active champion in ensuring the financial health of the institution. They can bridge different perspectives, turn ideas into solutions, and make good things happen. That’s why they were asked to be on the board in the first place, and that’s why it is not enough for people to sit on boards; they have to stand for their missions. Ever wonder how this impacts your work as a Development Officer? Jane Jorgensen, donor and board member of the Indiana University Foundation will provide her unique perspective.

About our Speaker:
Jane Jorgensen is a 1972 graduate of Indiana University. After graduation she began a career teaching English at the middle school and secondary level.  While raising her two children in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Jane she began to serve on the governing boards of local non-profit organizations and eventually led the capital campaign at the local YMCA. Her passion for education and teacher opportunity led her to establish three endowed scholarships at the IU School of Education’s Global Gateway for Teachers. Jane now serves on the School of Education Dean’s Advisory Board.  Jane has also been a leader in women’s philanthropy at IU. She is a founding member of the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council and helps guide the Colloquium for Women of Indiana University. She currently serves on the IU Foundation board of directors, chairing the Donor Relations and Stewardship Committee.
She and her husband are key supporters of the IU Cinema, nderwriting its building renovation and establishing the Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series, which has allowed the cinema to host luminaries such as Meryl Streep, Werner Herzog, Glenn Close, Danny Glover, and many others.
This October, Jane was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. It is Indiana University’s highest accolade reserved solely for its alumni. Of the almost 800,000 IU alumnae, only 340 have
received this honor.
Bring your own lunch and join us at 11:30 for networking.
The program begins with a short business meeting at noon followed by the program from 12:15-1:30.
Location:  Kohl Children’s Museum
                   2100 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026
Enter the parking lot from Patriot Blvd., just north of W.
Lake Ave. Feel free to park in any available space in the
lot. If the lot is full, additional free parking is available south of W. Lake Ave. in the Glen Town Center.
The entrance to the Museum is at the northeast corner of
the building.  Please check in at the Visitor Services Desk.

 join Women in Development!

WIDN offers rich programming and networking opportunities to Development Professionals. Membership dues are a great bargain – only $55 for ten monthly programs featuring dynamic speakers on topics ranging from career planning to corporate giving.  The meetings are also a great opportunity to learn from colleagues.

Women in Development North meetings are free to members who pay annual dues of $50 per year ($55 after October 1). Guests may attend one program  without free of charge prior to joining.

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Founded in 1985, Women in Development North is dedicated to advancing professionals in the development field by providing educational and networking opportunities.  We also welcome those in transition as well as individuals with other professional ties to development.

WIDN provides members with monthly meetings on key development concepts and issues. We hold our meetings in various locations throughout the northern suburbs so that you will find them easily accessible.

Women in Development North is an approved provider of continuing education credit for the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential. Most of our events are eligible for CFRE points; see program descriptions for details.

Our reasonable annual membership ($50) and our emphasis on timely topics has translated into a robust organization.

As the co-founder of WIDN over 30 years ago, I am both delighted and impressed to see how the organization has grown and continues to provide such wonderful support for development professionals.  The varied topics presented at our meetings are so important, as they increase our knowledge and sharpen our abilities to raise funds for our nonprofit organizations and clients. -Francine Friedman, CFRE


We invite you to browse the WIDN website and contact us for more informatiON.

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