Philanthropy network expansion
Jodie Van Kley, vice president of development and advancement, joins the IBRI at a critical moment in the organization’s history.
Van Kley’s initial work has helped to align the IBRI’s fundraising efforts with its updated strategy. In addition to raising money for the chemistry lab, Van Kley is developing a long-term fundraising strategic plan to enable and expand the critical work of the IBRI.
Van Kley also is working with Mark Kowala, PhD, to expand research collaborations with academia, grow our sponsored research program through direct business development and to enhance the IBRI’s grant pipeline.
“The question that drives me and this fundraising strategy is, ‘how do we accelerate research and avoid bottlenecks,’” said Van Kley. “Because there’s a patient at the end who is waiting for an answer.”