Jennifer A. Svihus is a senior associate in the healthcare practice of Bentz Whaley Flessner, where she focuses on campaign planning and management, major and principal gifts, advancement assessments, and building processes for comprehensive fundraising strategy and accountability.
With over 28 years in philanthropy, Jennifer served most recently as executive director for fundraising at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, where she oversaw major giving programs and developed a physician focused grateful patient program. Prior to that, she was vice president of philanthropy for Sutter Health Valley Region and associate vice chancellor for development at University of California, Santa Cruz. An active member of AHP and AFP, Jennifer has served on the AFP National Awards Committee and the AFP Regional Membership Committee. She has also taught courses on fundraising for AFP. Jennifer earned a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration from Chapman/Brandman University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.