“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.”
– Edward Everett Hale (American Author, Clergyman)
Jan Kary is a born-and-raised Marylander with over three decades of professional experience serving the non-profit sector and organizations making a difference in the lives of others. After several years at the University of Maryland and a DC-based business school, Jan headed for the sun and surf in Hawaii and worked for four years in the employment industry. As Director of Seminar Sales for Walk Thru the Bible Ministries in Atlanta in the 1980’s, Jan marketed to churches, schools and universities across the country. Returning to the D.C. area, she held several event and marketing department leadership positions at Prison Fellowship, the largest prison ministry in the country, founded by Chuck Colson. To focus on fund development, particularly in the corporate sector, she spent nine years as Managing Director at Orr Associates, Inc. a DC-based fundraising agency serving non-profit clients in health, youth services, faith-based, and advocacy. In this role Jan specialized in corporate giving vehicles including galas, sponsorship campaigns, events, cause marketing and employee giving programs.
She served five years as Senior VP of Marketing & Development for World Relief, the international relief and development arm of the National Association of Evangelicals and most recently became a student of local fundraising operations with a role as VP of Development for Volunteers of America Chesapeake. In this role, Jan created a development department to build the “private” revenue from individuals, corporations, foundations, workplace giving, and direct mail.
For the last five years, Jan has served as Principal Consultant for Jan Kary & Associates, her own consulting agency serving the non-profit sector with development and fundraising services along with event management, Board building, foundation relations, and corporate solicitation. Jan is eager to put her over 30 years of non-profit experience to work for your organization.
There’s no greater joy for Jan than seeing a donor realize the life-changing nature of their gift – large or small – in-kind, cash, stock or other assets … Okay, a joy of possibly equal magnitude might be seeing the Redskins win the Super Bowl (!).
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”
– Arthur Ashe (American Tennis Player, Activist)
Julian Lukins is the Senior Grantwriter for Jan Kary & Associates. Julian is an award-winning writer with 25 years’ professional experience, writing for newspapers, national magazines and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and the U.K. With “insider” experience in the non-profit world, Julian understands the challenges facing your non-profit organization and will give a clear, compelling voice to your foundation grant proposals.
A dual American-British citizen, Julian has worked extensively with international non-profits working in the humanitarian field, and has a passion for causes that address the complex issues surrounding justice, poverty, and vulnerable children. His experience includes hands-on work with orphaned and abandoned street kids in Uganda, people living with HIV/AIDS in Cambodia, tsunami survivors in Indonesia, and earthquake survivors in Haiti.
He is married to Becky and they have two daughters.