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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 21, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Jana Gordon

Jana Gordon

Assistant Vice-President, Development & Campaign Director

Contact Information
Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext.3170

Office Location: Alumni Hall 104

Academic Background
MA in Arts Management - City University, London, UK, 2000; Distinction in the Long Study: The Relationship between Fundraising and Commissions of New Music

BMus (Performance) - London College of Music and Media, London, UK, 1999

BBA in Accounting - Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1991; Graduated Cum Laude


Jana Gordon has extensive major gift fundraising experience in the arts sector combined with a solid knowledge of business. Jana most recently served as Director of Development & Donor Relations at the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony where, during her tenure she saw considerable growth in philanthropic revenue and prominence among Canadian orchestras in terms of percentage of revenue from individuals. Prior to that, she was the Major Gifts Team Leader and Associate Director of Development for the Faculties of Music and Arts at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she had a solid reputation as a successful relationship builder and fundraiser. Highlights of her previous work experience include Director of Development with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Corporate Giving Sales Manager with English National Opera. 

Jana began her career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A & M University.  She also holds a Masters of Arts in Arts Management from City University and a Bachelor of Music from the London College of Music and Media, both in London, England, and is both a Certified Fundraising Executive and a Certified Public Accountant.