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Biography

Jane Lampo is Vice President of Institutional Advancement at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU). Prior to joining KCU in 2014, she was Managing Director of Philanthropic Gift Planning and Regional Giving at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, where she served seventeen years of her career in philanthropy. She has been in the field of fundraising and philanthropy since 1987, having also served as the Development Director for the Northland Catholic Schools and Vice President for Advancement at Rockhurst University. During her tenure at Children's Mercy, she developed the planned giving program to be one of the most successful among the hospital's peer institutions.

Raised in North Carolina, Ms. Lampo attended Meredith College in Raleigh and then studied at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where she earned her undergraduate degree in French and Education. She went on to pursue her master's degree at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Relations in Washington, D.C. Moving to Missouri in 1974, she worked for Senator Stuart Symington during his last two years in office. She then became the director of the overseas study programs of William Jewell College and managed the college's public events. While at William Jewell, Ms. Lampo began her doctoral work at the University of Kansas, and in 1990, she was awarded an EdD in Higher Education Administration with a focus on philanthropy.

A Certified Fund Raising Executive, Ms. Lampo is an active member, former board member and former board president of the Mid-America Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She has been a faculty member of the AFP First Course, Survey Course, and currently teaches the planned giving section of the local chapter's "Fundraising 101." In 2011, Ms. Lampo was honored by AFP as the Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year.

Ms. Lampo also is an active member, former board member and former board president of the Mid America Planned Giving Council, and she served for three years on the board of the National Committee on Planned Giving (now the Partnership in Philanthropic Planning). A member of the Kansas City Estate Planning Society, Ms. Lampo was invited in 2011 to join the Federal Estate Planning Symposium Committee. In 2012 she became adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Center for Nonprofit Leadership where she teaches classes in Major and Planned Gifts.

An advocate for sound fundraising principles and philanthropy in the community, Ms. Lampo is often sought out for professional advice. In addition, Ms. Lampo serves on the Vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and is a former member of the board of directors for the St. Paul's Episcopal Day School.

Commentary

"What Do You Want From Me?" Developing Working Relationships Between Nonprofit Gift Planners and Professional Advisors

Saturday, October 1, 2005

"What do you want from me?" This and other questions arise as nonprofit gift officers and professional advisors approach working together. Experience has shown that effective partnerships can result in significant benefits and rewarding experiences for all involved. This article details how that can be achieved, including discussion of the goals, motivations, and appropriate roles of both professionals; best practices of meaningful collaboration; and practical solutions to potential problems.