Hudson Advisors, LLC

Arts & Culture
Philanthropic Consulting

Excellence is the standard, not the goal. 

Hudson Advisors offers pragmatic solutions advancing philanthropic priorities
and aspirations for our clients. 

About Us

Hudson Advisors has more than 25 years of experience supporting arts and cultural institutions through strategic, transformational relationship building. Distinguished by our successful balance of fulfilling immediate fundraising needs while focusing on long-term objectives, Hudson Advisors achieves sustainable philanthropic outcomes for our clients. 

A singular commitment to collaborations expanding access to the arts, as well as advising individuals seeking philanthropic impact.

Jennifer A. Moran, President

A veteran fundraising executive, Jennifer Moran has advanced the missions and visions of internationally renowned arts and cultural institutions for more than two decades. Partnering with presidents, board members, philanthropists, and other cultural leaders, Jennifer has led best-in-class development teams and strategic initiatives fulfilling institutional priorities. She has worked for the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Tate Britain, the Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, and the Chicago Humanities Festival, among other organizations.  

Whether advising capital and endowment campaigns; closing transformational principal gifts increasing local, national, and international audiences; building accomplished frontline teams that have achieved stretch fundraising goals; creating effective operational structures; or developing significant, institution-wide partnerships with colleagues, Jennifer has an enduring dedication to cultivating long-term relationships that enrich the arts and cultural landscape. 

Jennifer holds two master’s degrees in arts management and policy, as well as art history, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her writing has been published in various art journals and magazines. 

Our Expertise

Hudson Advisors offers strategic consulting services to establish or enhance fundraising programs supporting cultural institutions, as well as guidance to philanthropists seeking to make an impact in the arts. As skilled listeners, we maintain a proactive approach in understanding your organization’s culture, strengths and opportunities for growth. With expertise across the fundraising continuum, Hudson Advisors offers appropriately scaled solutions independent of the location or size of your organization. Our services include: 

Building Capital and Endowment Campaign Readiness

Developing Highly Tailored Strategies to Launch or Expand Major Gift, Annual Fund and Planned Giving Platforms 

Cultivation and Solicitation Coaching for Major and Principal Gift Officers as well as Institutional Leadership

Best Practices Seminars for New Frontline Fundraisers

Strengthening Prospect Management Philosophies

Designing Standard-Setting Stewardship Structures Fostering an Organization-Wide Culture of Philanthropy

Crafting Compelling, Results-Oriented Case Statements

Donor Volunteer Initiatives Assessment: Ensuring Institutional Alignment and Effective Event Revenue Streams

Interim Project Management


We have  collaborated with arts and cultural institutions, as well as philanthropists, each making a lasting impact on our civic life. Partnerships have included:

The Art Institute of Chicago

Tate Britain

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Smithsonian Institution

National Portrait Gallery

Chicago Humanities Festival

University of Illinois at Chicago,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

India Ministry of Culture

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Smithsonian Institution

San Diego Symphony

Pacific Symphony

Illinois Humanities, state affiliate of the
National Endowment for the Humanities

NightBlue Performing Arts Company

Eighth Blackbird

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