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Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc.


Pelofsky & Associates, Inc.

have merged to create

Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC

We are thrilled to announce Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, Inc. and Pelofsky & Associates, Inc. have merged to form Byrne Pelofsky + Associates, LLC (Byrne Pelofsky).

Individuals, families, corporations, foundations and the government are now, more than ever, evaluating and taking new approaches to charitable giving.  Our new firm, Byrne Pelofsky, will further our vision to provide uncommon local, regional and national leadership in philanthropy. Most importantly, our expertise, experience, deep community connections and hands-on approach will enable us to offer our clients a more comprehensive and complete set of tools for fundraising success – helping them master the art of the ask and partnering with them to achieve their resource development goals.

We are confident our new affiliation and robust services will empower nonprofits, benefit the philanthropic sector and strengthen communities:

  • Feasibility and Campaign Planning Studies
  • Campaign Organization + Management
  • Resource Development / Capacity Building Consulting
  • Planned Giving Program Development
  • Grant Writing
  • Donor Prospect Identification, Research and Appraisals
  • Board/Volunteer/Staff Fundraising Training
  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Searches
  • Special Event Management

We are grateful to our current and past clients, our strategic and community partners and our peers for not only giving us the opportunity to provide fundraising consulting services but for their loyalty and friendship, which have enriched our professional relationships.

“I have worked with Jeffrey and Lisa on numerous fundraising and civic projects over the last 20 years.  The merging of their firms will bring an exceptional level of creativity, connectivity and commitment to their clients and the greater Kansas City nonprofit community.”
-Debbie Sosland-Edelman, longtime Kansas City civic leader and philanthropist

“I have admired Lisa Pelofsky and the work of Pelofsky & Associates for over a decade, and I am pleased to join our firms to better serve the nonprofit and public sectors.  We are excited for this step forward in our vision to be an uncommon leader in delivering successful fundraising, committed to improving communities across the United States.”
– Jeffrey Byrne, Co-Founder + CEO

“Jeffrey Byrne is recognized as a thought leader in philanthropy here in Kansas City and nationally.  We are pleased that our combined resources of fifteen professionals will allow Byrne Pelofsky to present a more comprehensive and complete set of tools for fundraising effectiveness to nonprofits, regardless of geographic location. Additionally, our experience with the public sector in writing and obtaining grants and federal contracts makes for a greater opportunity for our clients.”
– Lisa Pelofsky, Co-Founder + CEO


Jeffrey Byrne + Associates was founded in 2000 in Kansas City and emerged as a nationally-recognized fundraising and financial development firm specializing in building organizational capacity and conducting major gift, capital and endowment campaigns solely for nonprofit organizations. Prior to the merger, JB+A had helped more than 350 nonprofits raise more than $1,500,000,000. JB+A was among a select group of fundraising consulting firms in the country to be accepted into The Giving Institute, an 80-year old national professional association most recognized for embodying the values of ethics, excellence and leadership in advancing philanthropy.

Jeffrey Byrne’s fundraising experience spans three decades and he is recognized for his distinctive client-focused philosophy to fundraising. Jeffrey is a frequent guest speaker at workshops and conferences across the United States. He and his team have deep experience in a variety of nonprofit sectors including social services, healthcare, senior living, arts and culture.

Pelofsky & Associates was founded by Brenda Pelofsky in 2002 and is well-recognized in both public and private sectors and among community-based organizations, having worked closely with nonprofits, government agencies and legislators in grants, resource development and special events.  The team is recognized for its “roll-up-the-sleeves” style of helping organizations develop their fundraising staff and successfully obtain funding.

Lisa Pelofsky began her career on Capitol Hill as a Congressional staffer. Following a stint in Washington, DC., she returned to Kansas City and worked for a number of nonprofit agencies as Director of Development, where she raised millions of dollars. In 2002, she joined Pelofsky & Associates and became the CEO in 2010. Lisa has also been an active in the community as a board member of a number of organizations as well as an appointee for the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners and as a task force member on issues at the county Corrections Center.

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