Jennifer Harper Uncao

Event Consultant & Capital Strategist, Elevate Strategies

With over 18 years of event management experience, Jennifer Harper Uncao specializes in event management, executing over 50 signature gala; weddings and mass participation events across BC. Since 2005, Jennifer has worked with the BC Cancer Foundation as their Senior Director of Special Events and has been dedicated to delivering first class flawless events and prides herself on relationship building and scaling up organizations through innovation. Under Jennifer leadership the BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspiration Gala raising over $22 Million over the past 11 years supporting breakthrough research at the BC Cancer Agency.

As of June 2016 Jennifer started Elevate Strategies, a company specializing in transforming and elevating events and fundraising initiatives through innovation and leadership development.

Career Highlights:

  • The 2015 Inspiration Gala raised an incredible $5 Million and was name largest cancer fundraiser in Canada.
  • In 2012 Inspiration Gala won “Best Fund Raising Event” in Canada at the Canadian Event Industry Awards. The BC Cancer Foundation is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province.


Jennifer also sits on the board of International Live Events Association (ILEA) Vancouver Chapter as the VP of Partnerships.