Jackie is a Grantmaking Director and provides strategic and day-to-day leadership for our grant programs. She is active in community conversations to understand how we can spread great ideas and have the most possible impact for our region. Jackie also leads the Foundation’s education initiative, which focuses on making education more relevant for students in terms of who they are, how they learn, and where they want to go.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2018, Jackie spent over a decade working in public school district administration. Most recently, she led the Office of Strategic Planning, Policy and Grants Development for Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) in Minnesota. In that role she led several high-impact projects including developing and implementing multiple district strategic plans, developing inclusive policies, and managing informational campaigns for referendum ballot issues. Prior to SPPS, she worked in operations and budget management with Chicago Public Schools. She also has experience working in brand marketing and manufacturing engineering.
Jackie is originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She has a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a master's degree from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. Jackie enjoys serving on the boards of multiple nonprofit organizations. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband and two young daughters.