Jordan Helphrey

Jordan Helphrey



Director of Annual Giving
Institutional Advancement Division

I received my bachelor’s degree in Sport Industry and a minor in Communications from The Ohio State University in 2020 where I worked part-time for the Athletic Department. I then received my master’s degree in Sport Administration from the University of Cincinnati in 2021.

Prior to Ohio State, I served in the United States Air Force at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico from 2012-2017. My primary responsibilities were nuclear weapon security.

My interest in development started while I was at Ohio State in 2018 when I chose to make a class project about the athletic department’s development team, the roles, responsibilities, and upcoming capital projects. It was then I learned the basics of how and why advancement and development play such an important role in today’s university setting. I enjoy working within the collegiate setting, where I have the opportunity to mesh the past alumni with the present students.

After graduating from Cincinnati in 2021 and working a short stint at an athletic complex, I worked as an Advancement Coordinator within Wittenberg’s Advancement and Alumni Relations office.

In my current role, I maintain and coordinate the annual giving program along with the various fundraising solicitations and advancement outreach efforts.