“Jean and I have worked cooperatively on a number of mutual clients, with my work involving strategic planning and hers, development planning. Jean is an articulate and persuasive speaker, a superlative writer, with a great sense of humor that makes a difficult assignment almost fun. She focuses on her clients with laser-like commitment, never misses a deadline, and has ways of drawing the best ideas from an organization. She is responsible, extremely honest and ethical, and always puts her clients’ interests first. I recommend her without any hesitation.
Charles A. Krause, Principal, Krause Consultants LLC, and President, Board of Directors, Milwaukee Urban Soccer Collaborative

“We could not have envisioned nor mounted a campaign such as this on our own. Jean Gurney clearly presented the structural and technical details of capital campaigns in general, and further adapted that structure to Next Act’s specific needs. In addition, she brought a thorough understanding of the perspective and needs of donors, providing invaluable insight into who gives, and why. We are grateful to Jean for showing us how, and helping where and when it was necessary.”
David Cescarini, Producing Artistic Director, Next Act Theatre, addressing the $950,000 Next Act Theatre capital campaign, completed successfully in December 2010.

“Through Jean’s wonderful leadership we raised over a million dollars and changed the cultural life of the entire Village through the Campaign for the Shorewood Library and Village Center. As co-chair of the campaign I worked closely with Jean over two years. Her professionalism, talent, creativity, hard work, and way with people made the whole process not only fun and 
exciting, but exhilarating.”
Sue A. Ewens, Ph.D., Co-chair, Shorewood Library and Village Center Campaign, 2001-02.