Shirley Ferguson Jenks is a fund-raising consultant who was affiliated with Goodale Associates as Vice President from 1987-1989.† Mrs. Jenks returned to the firm following a $20 million Centennial campaign for the American Academy in Rome where she served as Vice President for Development.† She has nearly 30 years of experience as a development professional working with a variety of nonprofit institutions, particularly cultural and educational organizations.
Mrs. Jenks launched her fund-raising career in New York as Director of Development for the Landmarks Conservancy where she established and directed the fund-raising office.† Subsequently, as Director of Development for the Cultural Council Foundation, she organized the first formal development efforts for this arts service organization.† In addition, Mrs. Jenks advised dozens of the emerging cultural groups served by CCF about the mechanics of fund raising.
At the American Craft Museum, as Manager of the Annual Fund, Mrs. Jenks devised and implemented a full range of national development programs, including corporate sponsorship and exhibition underwriting, to meet growing operating needs during the construction of a new museum and a $10 million capital drive.† She established and personally directed all the tours and activities of the Museumís first major donors club, the Collectors Circle.
In association with Goodale Associates, Mrs. Jenks has served such clients as American Youth Hostels, The New York Historical Society, The Boston Conservatory of Music, The Brunswick School, The Cure for Lymphoma Foundation, the Duke Franz Foundation, Episcopal Charities of New York, Hunter College, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Westchester Reform Temple, the Allen Institute and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Mrs. Jenks graduated with honors in Political Science from Manhattanville College.† Her graduate degree is from the University of London where she studied Medieval Architecture at the Courtauld Institute.
Mrs. Jenks is also an active volunteer. She currently serves as President of the Bermuda Fine Arts Foundation and on the boards of the American Foundation for the Courtauld Institute of Art and Community Access to the Arts.† Mrs. Jenks is married and has twin daughters.