Jody Dedon, CFRE, Director of AdvancementJody L. Dedon serves as the Director of Advancement for Leadership Indianapolis. She is charged with working with our Corporate and Individual donors to build a continuous pipeline of annual and sustainable giving to advance Leadership Indianapolis well into the future. Jody's experience working with notable organizations such as Conner Prairie as their Director of Development for 4 1/2 years and Noble of Indiana has given her the breadth of experience to further Leadership Indianapolis' mission to the community towards building transformational change in civic leadership across all levels.
Jody is a 2013 graduate of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy where she serves as a member of their Board of Directors. She is currently leading their 25th Anniversary Celebration committee and serves as Philanthropic Coordinator. Jody also serves weekly as a High School leader at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, as well as volunteering on mission trips and other community outreach with her family. She is a member of the Indianapolis Great Banquet, IGB #58, at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Jody also volunteers at Grace Food Pantry in Carmel, Indiana.
Jody graduated Summa Cum Laude at Indiana Wesleyan University where she was Class President and received the Outstanding Professional Award. She is a graduate of Beyond Your Best Leadership Training in 2005 and is actively pursuing her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) accreditation with plans to receive this designation in 2016.
Raised by parents who were committed to serving their community, Jody believes strongly in servant leadership. She is honored to be a part of Leadership Indianapolis and have the opportunity to make a difference by building leaders across Indianapolis and inspiring them to affect change throughout their community to make Indiana a better place for all who call it their home. Jody lives in Westfield, Indiana with her husband Craig and their four boys.
Jody welcomes the opportunity to meet and connect with you. You may contact her by clicking here or at 317-860-3672
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