Jennifer Thurman

Director of Development

Jennifer Thurman has more than a decade of experience in nonprofit development and management. She most recently served as the executive director of Rebuilding Together OKC, where she led the charge to make critical repairs for hundreds of low-income homeowners and crafted the organization’s first disaster recovery program. Prior to that, as deputy director of the Homeless Alliance, Jennifer oversaw housing programs for homeless families and wrote and managed foundation and government grants. Jennifer previously served as director of development for the OU College of Nursing and as the development coordinator for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. At OU, she created and implemented the nursing college’s first resource development plan.

Jennifer holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University, where she concentrated on the nonprofit sector. She received a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College. Jennifer is a member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City. She has previously served on the board of the Wes Welker Foundation and on the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits’ advocacy committee and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City’s class XXIV. Jennifer grew up in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and she still loves to travel to exotic locales. She also enjoys exploring the cultural offerings right here in Oklahoma, along with her husband, Dale, and daughter, Harper.

jthurman@okcontemp.org