Jennie Griek

Gift Planner

  • Professional


  • B.A., Biology, Pacific Lutheran University, 2002
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive, CFRE International, 2017
  • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, American College of Financial Services, 2020

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Fundraising
  • Gift Planning
  • Event Planning
  • Relationship Building


Jennie joined the University Relations team in 2023 and is primarily responsible for increasing financial support for PLU alongside alumni, parents, and friends in alignment with PLU’s mission. As an avid LUTE fan, this is like a dream job that strengthens partnerships and relationship building skills. Prior to joining PLU, Jennie worked in the museum sector for over a decade as the Development Director for Greentrike focused on raising support for everything from memberships to major gifts.