Judy Y. Kirk is an executive partner at Bentz Whaley Flessner where her work is focused on helping complex institutions build stronger development programs. She is a nationally recognized expert in institutionally related foundations, volunteer boards, and growing development programs.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kirk was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Minnesota Foundation. During her 11-year tenure she was the director of Campaign Minnesota, the university’s comprehensive $1.3 billion capital campaign. Previously, she served as vice president of finance and operations at the University of Minnesota.
Ms. Kirk holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of South Dakota. She serves on a number of boards, including the American Council on Gift Annuities and CASE National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the University of Minnesota President’s Award for Outstanding Service.