Jo Lee Heaton

Senior Development Consultant and Grants Team Manager 

Jo Lee has over three and half decades of nonprofit development expertise. Her diverse experience ranges from planning and implementing special events, grant writing, solicitation of major gifts, strategic planning, and spearheading capital campaigns ranging in size from $5 million to $60 million. Throughout the length of her career, Jo Lee has served positions in multiple areas of development including as Development Director, Major Campaigns and Events Officer, and Executive Director where she oversaw a staff of ten employees. She has worked with nonprofit health organizations, private Catholic Schools in Utah and the University of Utah Hospital Foundation where she participated in the University of Utah’s $1 Billion Capital Campaign, which helped raise the funds to build the Eccles Critical Care Pavilion, the Newborn Intensive Care Unit Nursery, and the University Orthopaedic Center.

In addition to her nonprofit work, Jo Lee has worked for a Utah Governor and two U.S. Congressmen. She was appointed and served for thirteen years on the Career Service Council for Salt Lake County, hearing employee complaints not settled at the department level and mediating workplace conflict resolutions. Jo Lee is a current member of the Utah Women’s Forum, served with the Salt Lake City Rotary Club for six years, and was on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Multiple Sclerosis Foundation for twenty-five years. In her spare time, Jo Lee loves to read, garden and when the mood hits, watercolor, cheer for the University of Utah football and gymnastics teams, as well as the Utah Jazz. Her most passionate endeavors are the ones that include her three children and six grandchildren.