Jennifer Richardson joined the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department’s development staff in January 2012. Her role, as a Director of Development, includes oversight of the Badger Fund, Wisconsin’s annual fund program.
Before arriving at Wisconsin, Richardson spent five years (2006-2011) at Rutgers University (NJ). She served in two roles during her time with the Scarlet Knights: Assistant Director of Development and then as Associate Director of Development. Richardson was involved in the athletic department’s annual fundraising campaigns that progressed from $3 million to $17 million dollars over a four-year time span. Her responsibilities included aiding in the major gift fundraising efforts for capital facility projects and scholarship commitments; coordinating the department’s annual fund and donor relations efforts; and serving as the athletic scholarship recognition coordinator.
Prior to Rutgers, Richardson served as a Development Assistant for the Binghamton University (NY) athletic department and was involved in the coordination of the department’s annual fund and donor stewardship events.
A native of Wellsville, NY, Richardson received her bachelor’s degree in English and master’s degree in Social Science from Binghamton University (NY). Her athletic accomplishments at Binghamton include a four-year letterwinner for the women’s softball team, team captain and a two-time All-Conference selection.