Jaime McMullen Garcia joins Headstrong with over 15 years of experience in fundraising and communication research. Throughout her career, she has excelled in development and leadership positions in higher education and other nonprofit organizations. Her passion lies in the joy that comes from connecting donors with their philanthropic passions and helping organizations benefit from this generosity.
Jaime is the founder of Jovial Communication, which provides philanthropy advising and fundraising consulting services. Jaime previously served as the Chief Philanthropy Officer for Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, where she directed philanthropic activities. Additionally, she oversaw the successful execution of the UCCS Ent Center for the Arts Capital Campaign that raised over $60 million and opened its doors in 2018. Garcia started her fundraising career at the University of Colorado Foundation in 2003, and eventually served as Executive Director of Development for the Colorado Springs campus.
Jaime received an MA in Communication and a BA in Communication and Psychology with a minor in Professional Writing from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Jaime is currently an adjunct professor at Pikes Peak Community College and Purdue Global where she teaches Public Speaking and Persuasive Communication. She also served on the board of directors for Classical KCME FM and now serves as secretary on the board of directors for Leadership Pikes Peak and the Colorado State Fair Capital Campaign Committee. Jaime lives in Falcon, Colorado, with her husband, Leo, their two sons, and four dogs. She loves camping, paddleboarding, and hockey games.