Toni R Jernigan, CFRE, MEd, provides a niche consulting service for non-profit organizations, their boards and staff. Specializing in building sustainable gift programs, services include; educating leadership staff and board members, training major and planned gift officers, evaluating, establishing and improving gift programs, and serving as a remote gift planning adviser for nonprofits with emerging gift planning programs.
With over 20 years of experience serving nonprofits in the industries of education, healthcare, research and social services, Toni was awarded Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of the Year in 2015 by the Lowcountry Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Charleston, SC. Toni was recognized by her peers for her success in expanding the Gift Planning program for the Medical University of South Carolina, reaching and sustaining annual goals of $20M for over 5 years.
Toni has leveraged her educational background to provide outstanding presentations and workshops and programs that are strategic, attainable, and are validated with measurable outcomes and staff accountability. Toni frequently speaks at AFP chapters and conferences, Planned Giving Councils, and to non-profit boards and staff. Invitations to speak have included the South Carolina Association of Non Profit Organizations (SCANPO), College of Charleston Non-profit Management Course, Planned Giving Conferences of the Carolina’s, and other educational forums and institutes.