LEWISTON, Idaho – Jennie Jones Hall, who has worked in higher education and fundraising for more than 20 years, has been named Lewis-Clark State College’s director of College Advancement/executive director of the LC State Foundation, college officials announced Monday.
Hall comes to LC State from the University of Idaho where she has worked in a variety of positions since 2000. Most recently, she has been the director of Corporate and Foundation Relations since February, 2018. In that capacity, she is responsible for strategically managing the university’s corporate and foundation fundraising activities to maximize support for capital, academic, research and special projects. She successfully closed five $1 million gifts for different UI programs and raised more than $5 million in her first two years in the position.
“We are incredibly pleased to have Jennie join our LC State leadership team,” LC State President Cynthia Pemberton said. “The depth and breadth of her experience in college advancement and fundraising will help her hit the ground running as we, together, work to continue to grow the Foundation’s assets, revitalize alumni relations and re-energize the Center for Arts & History as a community hub and resource for the arts.”
Hall has 20 years of hands-on event planning experience as well as nearly 16 years of executive level administrative support in a higher education setting.
Hall was chosen from among three finalists after the college conducted a national search over multiple months. She replaces Erika Allen, who accepted a job this summer in Twin Falls.
“Jennie has a proven fundraising track record, and we are excited for her to bring her talents, energy, and expertise to the work of the college, and ultimately the benefits of our students,” Pemberton said.
Hall graduated from Idaho in 1999 with a degree in elementary education. In February of the following year, she was selected as assistant to the executive director/campaign manager in the UI Office of Development. After five years in the position, she became the director of development for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences where she led the fundraising activities for that college. She managed a portfolio of 150-plus prospects at the $25,000 and above gift level and was very successful.
In 2011, she became the executive assistant to the Dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences where she served as a liaison to other college dean’s offices and as the office manager. She also developed and executed annual giving plans and goals for the college.
After five years, Hall took the position of director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives where she directed marking and communication for the college and facilitated key operations, strategic priorities, and initiatives. After nearly two years in the position, she became the director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
Hall will begin her new position on Nov. 1.