Lee Ernst

Lee Ernst is a Senior Consultant at Johnson, Grossnickle & Associates. Her experience in development that spans higher education and social services has given Lee a unique understanding of major gift work and donor dynamics. As a Senior Consultant at Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, Lee shares deep experience with JGA clients. She also leads JGA’s new products team, innovating new solutions such as Acuity and Acuity Darts to meet client needs. Before JGA in 2013, Lee was a Development Officer Consultant with the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She also served as Associate Director at the University of Chicago in advancement during the institution’s $2 billion campaign and worked closely with the boards and giving councils to create the inaugural Parents Program fundraising initiative. She began her career at The Salvation Army Divisional Headquarters in Chicago.