January 20, 2011 — Parker College of Chiropractic recently appointed JoLynne Jensen as vice president of development. In her new role, Jensen will work to develop the college and foster relationships with others in the community.
“Parker College is expanding in many ways and JoLynne will play a vital role in these expansions,” said Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic. “We’re especially excited about her experience in advancing and extending new opportunities.”
Previously, Jensen served as a nonprofit and fundraising consultant, a role she played for many years with organizations from Dallas to Tokyo. She has more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.
“Working with nonprofits and higher education institutions is truly my passion,” said Jensen. “I’m eager to support the college in its future endeavors.”
She spent 18 months as vice president of development at the Dallas Symphony where she was responsible for an annual contributed income of 10 million dollars plus, and planning a 100 million dollar endowment campaign.
For nearly six years, Jensen worked as executive director for a newly created organization, The Advisory Board of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She coordinated a 32 million dollar capital campaign for the 55 million dollar project to renovate and expand the Arts Magnet High School in Dallas, TX. As of December 2007, the campaign had secured more than 34 million dollars in contributions — a public school record.
Jensen served as vice president of institutional development at Texas Woman’s University for 18 months.
Prior to that position, she worked with the Dallas Symphony for 14 years. She was hired to create the Stradivarius Patron Program, now one of the most successful major donor programs in the country.
Jensen holds a bachelor of philosophy degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, where she also attended law school. She was honored as Greater Dallas Chapter’s 2009 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Association of Fund Raising Professionals.
Source: Parker College of Chiropractic, www.parkercc.edu