B.S., Sullivan University, Lexington, KY

Lora Vifquain is an independent contractor for the J.F. Smith Group and works in the position of assistant project manager. In this role, Lora works with JFSG project managers on their capital campaigns, assisting behind the scenes with the details necessary to ensure campaign success.  Lora has worked with Saint James School in Montgomery, AL, Whitesburg Christian Academy in Huntsville, Alabama, North Cobb Christian School in Kennesaw, Georgia and Russell Christian Academy in Meridian, Mississippi.

Prior to joining JFSG, Lora worked as director of development for a private Christian school where her responsibilities encompassed the management of a feasibility study and the resulting capital campaign. Her duties as director of development also involved public relations, annual fund-raising, community involvement, alumni and grandparents’ clubs. Lora worked at the same school in previous years serving in areas of marketing, enrollment, office administration and event coordination.

Lora has held jobs requiring a range of skill sets which include office management, meeting and event planning, fund-raising, strategic planning, team building, report and document presentation, public speaking, marketing, and management.

Working with Lora has been a pleasure. As advancement director relatively new on the job who was initiating our school’s first capital campaign in many years, I was nervous about the learning curve and reception of the process at our school. But, Lora’s dedication to our campaign was calming and reassuring to me at each juncture. Truly, she has been a partner in the process to me… one that I believe has gone above and beyond to help in any way that she can. Moreover, Lora’s character is innately kind and supportive. She very quickly becomes more than a co-worker in the process…she becomes a friend.”  Elizabeth Hawke, Director of Advancement — Saint James School, Montgomery, Alabama