Jenny Archer brings three decades of experience to DRi’s development clients and provides them with experienced counsel and support for all aspects of their fundraising programs. Jenny’s consulting services include assessments, feasibility studies, Board development, annual fund and major gift strategies, corporate partner engagement, and comprehensive strategic planning.
Before joining DRi, Jenny spent nearly a decade leading the National Park Foundation’s corporate fundraising program, including philanthropic, cause-marketing, and in-kind gifts. Jenny focused at NPF on developing multi-faceted partnerships that built strong, long-term support for the Foundation and created business opportunities for its partners. Jenny was responsible for managing and implementing the sales effort for the Proud Partner of America’s National Parks program, which initially secured $88 million in support from American Airlines, Discovery Communications, Ford Motor Company, Eastman Kodak, and TIME magazine.
Jenny also raised over $12 million for National Park education programs from such donors as Toyota USA Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, ExxonMobil, and PG&E. For multiple years, Jenny led the sponsorship sales and event management for the national 4th of July celebration in Washington, D.C., raising over $300,000 per year from MCI WorldCom, Target Stores, AT&T, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Washington Post.
Prior to her tenure at the National Park Foundation, Jenny worked for the philanthropic program at American Express Company, where she managed an arts funding program that supported traveling museum exhibitions, theater programs, arts education, and historic preservation.
Jenny received her Bachelor’s degree from Yale University in New Haven, CT.