Jeffrey D. Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO

Jeffrey is the Co-Founder + CEO of Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC. and has helped more than 350 organizations raise more than $1,500,000,000.  Jeffrey’s fundraising experience spans nearly three decades, with expertise in spearheading major gift, capital and endowment campaigns for luminaries like the Harry S. Truman Presidential Museum and Library, Liberty Memorial National World War I Museum, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Kansas City Ballet Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, scores of YMCAs, numerous chapters of The Nature Conservancy, environmental, animal rights and health and human services organizations and his beloved alma mater, The University of Missouri.

Recognized for his distinctive client-focused philosophy to fundraising, Jeffrey is a frequent guest speaker at workshops and conferences across the United States.  He has been quoted in numerous publications including the New York Times, The New York Post, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Kansas City Star, and has been interviewed on many public radio and television stations.

Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC. is among a few fundraising consulting firms in the country to be accepted into The Giving Institute, an 81-year old national professional association most recognized for embodying the values of ethics, excellence and leadership in advancing philanthropy. Jeffrey had the honor of Chairing The Giving Institute Board of Directors (2015-2017).

Jeffrey’s decades of experience in the nonprofit sector continues to improve lives through philanthropy and build clients’ capacity by connecting stakeholders to missions. His intensive work with numerous organizations, with thousands of volunteers and on scores of client projects has provided him invaluable experience in the field of fundraising.

Jeffrey brings a distinctive, client-focused philosophy to fundraising, financial development and capital campaign planning and management. A fourth-generation farmer, Jeffrey’s client relationships reflect his Midwestern upbringing, work ethic and strong commitment to advance philanthropy. Jeffrey graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A. in Political Science and proudly parents a Border Collie (Kensie) and Miniature Australian Shepherd (Holly).

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