Jeff Halbur Director of Individual Giving
5Inspiration: “Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself; it’s thinking of yourself less.” — C.S. Lewis
What working in this community means to me: “The donors I have the privilege of working with inspire me every day. They give so generously of their time, their talent, and their treasure to make a difference. My role is to assist them in fulfilling their philanthropic goals.”
Jeff has been leading the professional donor advisor team at Greater Twin Cities United Way for three years. Through his craft of development, he has the opportunity to connect donors who want to make a difference with the greatest needs in our community. Jeff’s goal is to develop a trusting, engaging, authentic relationship with donors and share the impact of their philanthropy in a meaingful way. He takes his responsibility to the community seriously and works hard to build trust with each donor he works with. To Jeff, major gifts is about so much more than money — really, money is just the end product. For him, it’s about the relationship.
Prior to Greater Twin Cities United Way, Jeff worked in higher education philanthropy, spending eight years at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and then a year and a half at the University of St. Thomas. Before that, Jeff had the privilege of running a small nonprofit called Open Door Health Center in Mankato for several years. He was also a stay-at-home father for approximately seven years. He also worked in the private sector at Minnesota Life (now Securian) for nearly 12 years. Jeff earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Outside of work, Jeff lives with his wife, Bonnie, in Eagan. They have two adult sons and enjoy the outdoors including hiking, biking, skiing, and spending time together as a family.