UMKC Foundation Leadership

Jay Wilson, Interim President

Jay Wilson

Jay Wilson is interim president of the UMKC Foundation and has been responsible for fund development for UMKC Health Sciences since 2012.

Wilson attended the University of Central Missouri and graduated with a degree in Political Science & Speech Communication in 2002 and currently serves on their alumni association board of directors. He received his master's degree in public administration from Park University in 2009.

Following service in the Middle East with the United States Navy, Jay returned to Missouri to work in the nonprofit sector for the Kansas City Sports Commission, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, and Park University.

Jay is currently in his second term as a member of the North Kansas City School Board, and is in his first term as a member of the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority board of Kansas City.

Jeff Chapman, Assistant Vice President

Jeff Chapman

Jeff Chapman has more than 25 years of experience in volunteer and professional fundraising. His current role is directing planned giving and corporate relations campus wide, while also focusing on constituent fund development for the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, School of Law, School of Graduate Studies and the Honors College. Jeff came to UMKC in 2013 as director of major and leadership gifts for the Bloch School. During that time the Bloch School has quadrupled the number of scholarship dollars going to students.

Jeff is a member of the Kansas City Plaza Rotary Club, serving as vice president and membership director, and he is on the KC Committee for Coaches Versus Cancer. He currently serves on the Leadership Kansas Alumni Committee representing his class of 2012. Jeff remains actively involved in all of the communities where he has lived and worked.

Jennifer Ingraham, Assistant Vice President

Jennifer Ingraham

Jennifer Ingraham has been fundraising for the arts and higher education sectors in Kansas City for more than 20 years. In her current position, she leads fundraising efforts for university priorities on UMKC’s historic Volker Campus. Prior to joining the foundation, Jennifer successfully completed Kansas City Rep’s 50th Anniversary Campaign, raising $5.5M to renovate the Spencer Theatre. Prior to joining KC Rep, Ingraham held fundraising and/or corporate sponsorship roles with Park University, UMKC, Missouri Repertory Theatre, The Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Symphony.

Jennifer serves on the boards of NonProfit Connect and the Chancellor's Advisory Board to the UMKC Women's Center. Jennifer also contributes time to the Harvest Ball Society, Girl Scouts, WIN for KC, the Women's Foundation, the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation, and her P.E.O. Chapter. She has been recognized as a 2014 NextGen Leader by the Kansas City Business Journal and a 2013 NonProfit Connect Rising Star of Philanthropy.