Janece Smoot Kleban joined Goodwill of Greater Washington in 2012 and serves as Chief Development Officer. She and her team raise sustainable funding in support of Goodwill’s mission from individual, corporate, and foundation partners.
She has extensive experience in applying a donor-centered approach to annual, major, capital and planned gift development, grant writing, and strategic planning. Before joining Goodwill, Janece served as the Development Manager for Goodwill of Orange County (California) where she managed the annual giving and planned giving programs, served as a key staff in the integration of the Benevon Fundraising Model and worked on the implementation of a $7 million capital campaign.
Janece has also provided services as a professional fundraising consultant to local and national non-profits, including: Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN Greater DC), Abilities!, and TimeBanks USA.
Janece is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and serves as President-Elect of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Washington, DC chapter, the largest chapter in the United States. She is a member of Leadership Greater Washington’s class of 2018 and serves on the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ National Advisory Board. Janece is a native Washingtonian and received her B.A. in Anthropology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a Certificate of Fundraising from the University of California, Irvine. She and her husband reside in Ward 5 in Washington, DC.