Chief Advancement Officer, Nurtury, Inc.
Jaye Smith has been with Nurtury since June 2015. Her career in institutional advancement began 17 years ago at Simmons College where she championed local and national projects to engage 40,000 alumni. Thereafter, Smith led Development and Communications efforts in non-profit healthcare and independent schools. Smith leads external relationships with current and prospective donors; coaches internal leaders on how to effectively fundraise and help them identify potential donors; expand board membership; steward donors; leads the Advancement team—building on its culture and productivity as a positive, cohesive, highly functioning group; and develops the strategy to maintain the fundraising infrastructure. She is the founding board member for The Young Black Women’s Society Inc., a volunteer researcher for Doris Buffets’ Letters Foundation and a Board Member for the Massachusetts Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves on the board of TSNE Mission Works. Jaye received her degree in Business Administration and Management from Simmons College.