Major Gifts Officer/Interim President of the Foundation


Jay Wilson is interim president of the UMKC Foundation and has been responsible for fund development for UMKC Health Sciences since 2012.

Wilson graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Speech Communication in 2002 and currently serves on their alumni association board of directors. He received his master’s degree in public administration from Park University in 2009.

Following service in the Middle East with the United States Navy, Jay returned to Missouri to work in the nonprofit sector for the Kansas City Sports Commission, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, and Park University.

Jay is currently in his second term as a member of the North Kansas City School Board, and is in his first term as a member of the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority board of Kansas City.

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