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Jenny is an independent consultant specializing in sustainable revenue strategies for nonprofit organizations. Most recently, Jenny was Chief Development Officer at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the largest museum of its type in the world and a Top-20 most visited museum in the United States. A native of Indianapolis, Jenny has spent over 25 years in various positions within the local nonprofit field, focusing her expertise on organizations that serve youth, women, and families.
LEADING REVENUE STRATEGIES AT THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF INDIANAPOLIS
In the last decade, Burch has led fundraising teams responsible for securing over $75 million for annual, capital, and planned giving programs. She organized and launched the Museum’s current $57 million comprehensive campaign, successfully completing its silent leadership phase.
While leading the Museum’s Membership program, Burch more than doubled the number of member households from 16,000 to 30,000 in less than 18 months. She has planned and produced fundraising events, with the most recent achieving over $200,000 in net proceeds. Burch secured the largest sponsorship in the Museum’s history, as well as local and national corporate partners for the Museum’s major health and science initiatives, early childhood experiences, and touring exhibits. Sponsors included national brands such as Swiffer, Sherwin-Williams, Chase, Coca-Cola, Lilly, and Target.
LEADING THE FIELD
Burch is an alumna of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute and the Disney Institute, where she studied and collaborated with her peers on strategic planning, financial planning, and customer loyalty strategies. She has served on panels and conducted workshops at numerous professional conferences, including the American Association of Museums, Association of Children’s Museums, Midwest Museum Association, Ohio Museums Association, the Indiana Festivals Association, and Association of Indiana Museums. She has consulted with Children’s City in Dubai and the Santa Barbara Children’s Museum.
Burch currently serves as Program Chair for the Development and Membership Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums in Washington, D.C. She also serves on the National Program Committee for the American Alliance of Museum’s 2020 national meeting. Her personal philanthropy supports women’s and girls’ causes in Indianapolis, and organizations with strong social justice and equity outcomes. Burch is a proud alumna of the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana’s OPTIONS Class 11.