Kent Creative

Kent Creative is a boutique agency in Nashville, Tennessee specializing in development communications, nonprofit marketing and cause-related video production. We depict complex issues in science and society with clarity and precision. We document the drama of patient or client stories with emotion, authenticity and dignity. And we help nonprofits frame messages that get results.


Founded in 2001 by Jon Kent, Kent Creative has worked with more than 75 nonprofit organizations, large and small. Our client list includes the nation's top cancer center, film school, and hospital (M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Mass. General Hospital); celebrity charities (The Dan Marino Foundation, Els for Autism); Ivies (Harvard Medical School, Weil Cornell Medical College); and a diverse group of community-based nonprofit organizations.  Our work has been recognized with 64 "Addy Awards" from the American Advertising Federation,  multiple national CASE Medals and other professional distinctions. 

Our Services Include:
Campaign Branding & Case Statement Development
Major Gift Proposal Development
Strategic Message Framing
Video & Photo Production
Graphic Design & Collateral Development
Writing Services (grants, speeches, ads, articles, etc.)

About Jon Kent

Jon Kent has 27 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to founding Kent Creative in 2001, Jon was Director of Advancement Communications for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He began his career as a field officer for the American Cancer Society. His 10 year tenure with the ACS included positions as: Director of Special Events, Major Gifts Officer, Planned Giving Director, Vice-President for Development and Director of Marketing and Communications (Mid-South). He has a Master's degree in Institutional Advancement from Vanderbilt University. A native Nashvillean, Jon combines deep experience in fundraising and fundraising communications with an earnest passion for helping nonprofits thrive.

Mass. Eye and Ear | Weill Cornell Medical College | The Aspen Cancer Conference | The La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology | Massachusetts General Hospital | M.D. Anderson Cancer Center | National Jewish Health | Case Western School of Medicine | The University of Tennessee Health Sciences | USC Keck School of Medicine |Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center | Vanderbilt University Department of Medicine |Vanderbilt Institute for Imaging Sciences | Centerstone | Gilda's Club Middle Tennessee | Hasbro Children's Hospital | Lake Forest Hospital | The Myriam Hospital | Williamson Medical Center (with Vision Philanthropy Group) | Agency for Persons with Disabilities | The ARC of Middle Tennessee |The Lili Claire Foundation | The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network | The Autism Society | Brilliant Minds | Els For Autism | The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities (University of Miami) | The Disability Law Advocacy Center | The Dan Marino Foundation | The Disability Independence Group | The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee | Marino Campus | The TN Council on Developmental Disabilities | The Williams Syndrome Association | Father Ryan High School | Cornell College | USC School of Cinematic Arts |Vanderbilt University School of Medicine | Lake Forest College | Loras College | MTSU | Rhodes College | East Academy | The Nashville Public School Alliance |The Nashville Learning Group | The Nantucket Learning Group | Stand for Children Actor's Bridge Ensemble | The Greater New Orleans Foundation | The Nashville Entrepreneur Center |The Nashville Public Library Foundation | The Nashville Repertory Theatre | The Tennessee Justice Center | Land Trust of Tennessee | Students Taking A Right Stand | Bright Horizons Family Foundation | Stand for Children | The Centerstone Research Institute.

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