Director of Development, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center
After her father was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2000, Amber Kleopfer Senseny developed a passion for furthering our understanding of a dreaded disease that affects so many. Amber was delighted to join the IU School of Medicine Office of Gift Development in 2002, where she found the opportunity to put her skills as a communicator to work advancing the mission of the organization that saved her father’s life.
Amber was the IU Simon Cancer Center’s first annual giving officer. In that role, she focused on building relationships with donors giving less than $1,000 annually. She also streamlined processes for direct mail, memorial gifts and third-party events.
From 2006-2018, Amber served as senior associate director of development for the IU Simon Cancer Center. During that time, she focused on generating major gift support for research in the areas of lung cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and testis cancer. In 2018, Amber was named director of development for the IU Simon Cancer Center. In addition to leading the cancer center’s four-person team and major gift fundraising efforts, Amber also provides fundraising support for the Department of Radiation Oncology and enjoys serving as the IU Simon Cancer Center’s liaison with the Indiana Elks and the Indiana Lions.
Amber grew up in Hanover, Indiana, and earned her bachelor of science, summa cum laude, from the University of Evansville in 2000. She earned her master’s degree in 2003 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Amber lives in Indianapolis with her husband and three children.
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