Chief Development Officer
Jon Denney was named chief development officer for the United States Olympic Committee and president of the United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation on July 1, 2013, and assumed the joint position on Sept. 1, 2013. In his current role, Denney oversees the USOC’s private donor fundraising initiatives as well as the organization’s alumni activities in conjunction with the U.S. Olympians Association. He also serves as president of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation and works closely with its trustees to enhance the profile and philanthropic efforts of the USOC.
Prior to joining the USOC, Denney served as the senior associate vice president for development at Stanford University, where he spent 11 years in various capacities for the Office of Development. While helping lead the university’s fundraising efforts, he played an active role with Stanford’s leadership volunteers and staff to achieve record fundraising results during The Stanford Challenge and the Campaign for Undergraduate Education.
Denney also held an11-year stint in Stanford’s athletic department, serving as associate athletic director for external relations (1995-99), assistant athletic director for development (1992-95), director of annual giving (1989-92) and assistant director of annual giving (1988-89). While in San Carlos, Calif., he also served as vice president for the San Carlos Education Foundation.
Following his departure in 1999, Denney became the director of business development and general manager of group of sales at Fogdog Sports, a sporting goods e-commerce company. He was then hired as vice president to help jumpstart Inworks, an early-stage subsidiary of Commonfund, the largest institutional investment firm serving the nonprofit community.
Denney graduated in 1986 from Stanford, where he received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and was a Division I All-American and co-captain of the 1985 NCAA championship swimming team. He also participated in the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials for Swimming.