Job Title: Director of Development
Organization: Houston Zoo
Education: Master's in Sociology with a minor in Statistics, Portland State University and a graduate certificate from the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics.
Jillian Day, CFRE is a fundraising generalist with seven years of experience, predominantly in individual giving. As a director of development at the Houston Zoo, she focuses on major gifts and legacy giving. Previously, she spent four years building out the volunteer and fundraising programs at Vita-Living, Inc., a social services charity that provides housing and other support services for adults with developmental disabilities in the community. Prior to fundraising, Ms. Day worked in healthcare consulting for seven years. She specialized in team effectiveness and program evaluation first at UTHealth, then at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Ms. Day received her CFRE in 2017 and has a master's in sociology from Portland State University with a minor in statistics, as well as a graduate certificate from the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics. She has served on the board for the AFP-Greater Houston chapter since 2015 and will serve as president-elect for 2019.