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Mountain Range


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Jan and Jeanne and their highly qualified team of consultants have decades of fundraising expertise resulting in a combined history of raising over $100 million via capital campaigns, grant writing, major events, and general fundraising.

Jan Ager Karel
Jan Ager Karel
Principal, CFRM
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Jan Ager Karel is a passionate and dynamic philanthropic adviser, dedicated to making a social impact. She combines her finance background with formal fundraising to bring visionary leadership and analytic analysis to every project. She leads 
successful annual, endowment, and capital campaigns and provides ongoing non-profit organizational management to an impressive list of clients. Her years in the finance industry make her uniquely qualified to
advise high net-worth families on the transfer of wealth to heirs. 

Stella DeBarros
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Stella is a non-profit professional who has done it all. After a successful career as an executive in banking and commercial real estate, she transitioned and brought a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to 11 years as Annual Giving Director at Gonzaga Preparatory High School. She is sought after as an advisory board member, and sounding board, by colleagues and organizations who admire the way she brings a calm, strategic methodology to major events, donor relations, and the planning of long term fundraising objectives. Ager Consulting clients are fortunate to have her collaborative expertise available to them.

Jeanne Ager
Founder and Principal
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Jeanne Ager's name is synonymous with nonprofit expertise in Spokane and the Northwest. Her professional reputation is impeccable and her level of experience unparalleled. For over 40 years, she has assisted nonprofits in every capacity 

imaginable, advised families in legacy giving, and helped municipalities and corporations with their community impact initiatives. Jeanne is thrilled to have her daughter Jan, as well as their team of consultants, working with her to carry on with this important work in the community.

Trish McFarland
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Over the course of her 40-year career in non-profit administration and fundraising, Trish has raised millions for organizations in the Spokane area. She has experience as volunteer, board member, board chair, Development Director, and Executive Director. Her impressive and comprehensive resume makes her an invaluable resource for Ager Consulting clients. She knows how to raise money, yes, but she also can provide important guidance on human resource management, event execution, and overall non-profit operations.

Lisa Regehr
Project Coordinator
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Lisa is Ager Consulting’s wizard of organization and coordination. With a background in news monitoring, early education, and years with a national organization as past president and treasurer, she is well versed in multi-tasking and keeping the team on task.  She brings enthusiasm and ideas to every project.

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