Chief Development Officer
A passion for education and non-profit fund development brought Jennifer Pogatchnik to the Minnesota Historical Society in 2019. As the chief development officer, Jennifer is responsible for the strategic direction for membership, corporate, foundation, and private philanthropy. She served as a senior program manager of major gifts and the director of development at MNHS before taking on her current role in 2020.
Jennifer’s vast experience includes leading teams, strategy development and execution, moves management, relationship building, solicitation, and stewardship. She is highly trained in building and cultivating lasting relationships with significant experience in transformational giving, principal gifts and planned giving.
Jennifer is a member of the MN Planned Giving Council. Prior to joining MNHS, Jennifer was the Senior Development Officer of Major Gifts at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Annual Fund at Wake Education Partnership. She holds an A.A. from Peace College and a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from North Carolina State University.