Jennifer Kim has been named Vice President of Philanthropy for IslandWood, the nonprofit has announced.
Kim officially joined IslandWood on Nov. 26 following a national search led by Waldron, an executive search firm.
“We are so pleased to have such a seasoned, entrepreneurially-minded fundraising professional join our team,” said Megan Karch, IslandWood’s CEO.
“Jennifer has a proven track record of success in organizations of all sizes and a passion for building high-performing, healthy fundraising teams,” Karch added. “I am thrilled to work with her to engage and grow our generous community of supporters.”
Kim brings to IslandWood more than 25 years of fundraising experience and leadership.
Most recently she was the director of Major and Planned Gifts at Virginia Mason. She is also the founder and director of Operations of Philanthropy Works, which provides support and training for frontline fundraisers, and was a development officer at Mayo Clinic, the development director of Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Minnesota, and Director of Individual Giving at Seattle Children’s Home.
Kim was also president of the board for the Bainbridge Schools Foundation between 2014 to 2016.
She has a bachelor of arts degree from Willamette University, a certificate in fundraising management from the University of Washington, and she is a Certified Fundraising Executive.
“Like many of IslandWood’s supporters, caring for and protecting our environment is one of the causes I care about most,” Kim said. “That’s why I couldn’t be more excited to join the IslandWood team and work with our community of supporters to prepare the next generation to work together to care for the planet.”
Kim succeeds Allyson Brown, who left IslandWood in July to become the executive director of the Bainbridge Schools Foundation. Kim and her family live on Bainbridge Island.