John Jepson is a vice president at Netzel Grigsby Associates. He specializes in capital campaign management, strategic planning, board development, and donor pipeline management. He has extensive experience raising money through multiple funding streams—major donors, foundations, annual giving, direct mail, and special events.
John has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years. Prior to joining NGA, John specialized in healthcare philanthropy having served as campaign counsel on Partners In Care’s $6 million capital campaign and as Senior Philanthropy Officer for St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon. At St. Charles, he managed the fundraising efforts and led the organization in raising over $27 million and successfully completing three major capital campaigns for a new cancer center, ICU and health clinic in rural La Pine, Oregon.
He has extensive experience working with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations in fundraising as well as organizational development. He has managed capital campaigns, board and strategic plans, feasibility studies and developed programs in education, social service and religious sectors. His work within nonprofits and as a consultant gives him a unique perspective regarding the opportunities and challenges facing leaders in many different types of nonprofits.
John is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and serves as a board advisor with Stroke Awareness Oregon and a board member for the Southern California Association for Healthcare Development. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. John and his family live in Bend, Oregon.