Wendy Dyer

Senior Consultant

Wendy Dyer is a savvy, seasoned fundraising professional and has been a consultant for 22 years. She offers hands-on help to boost the capacity of staff and board members to meet and exceed fundraising goals and therefore improve and expand programs and services that make our communities robust.

Wendy has served a wide range of non-profits in arts, culture and the humanities, education, foundations, health care, and social services. She served as Interim Executive Director of the Eugene Field House in St. Louis for two years, spearheading their designation as a National Historic Landmark, and co-authoring their nomination to the Department of the Interior. She also worked with Webster University to shape the case for support for the new library.

Her unique style was developed after many years in Resource Development at Saint Louis University in the capacities of donor research, major gifts and corporate/foundation relations during the University’s $250 million campaign. A frequent speaker, she works with numerous nonprofit organizations seeking assistance with board engagement, coaching, annual fund and campaigns, including a $20 million campaign for KIPP St. Louis’ Growth & Impact Campaign, which exceeded its goal in 14 months. She also helped to secure a $1 million gift for Special Olympics Missouri’s $10 million campaign—the largest in its history, and helped to exceed South Side Early Childhood Center’s campaign by 23%. Wendy has also worked extensively with healthcare nonprofits, including the Missouri Hospital Association, the Minnesota Hospital Association, the Louisiana Hospital Association, Shenandoah Medical Center (Shenandoah, IA), Wright Memorial Hospital of the St. Luke’s Health System, and St. Anthony’s Medical Center.

A frequent speaker and trainer, from Minnesota to Mississippi, Wendy is currently finishing her first book, entitled “The Proper Care and Nurturing of Donors.” Wendy has worked extensively with 17 of the 22 to-date Deaconess Foundation Impact Partners.

Wendy is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Saint Louis University, with a B.A. in Communications, and completed graduate coursework in American Studies, also at Saint Louis University.