Jennifer Wampler Joins UMKC and Conservatory as Director of Major Gifts


Jennifer Wampler has joined the UMKC Conservatory as Director of Major Gifts. Wampler comes to the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance from the Kansas City Ballet where she was the Director of Development for seven years.

Her most recent project was the successful $32 million capital campaign to build the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity with its accompanying $5 million endowment. Called one of the finest buildings for dance in the country, the Bolender Center at Union Station opened August 2011.

Originally from Omaha, NE, Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Iowa State University and an MBA from the UMKC Bloch School of Management. While getting her MBA, she also took dance major classes in ballet and modern at the Conservatory and was a founding member of aha! dance theatre.

She earned her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2005. Jennifer has 20 years of experience in fundraising and marketing for the arts and higher education, specifically at the UMKC School of Pharmacy.

Welcome, Jennifer.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949