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Jennifer Zeisler

Senior Program Director

Jennifer Zeisler oversees ECMC Foundation’s strategically responsive grants and emerging initiatives portfolio, which provides funding to support projects connected to one or more strategic priority and focused on improving postsecondary persistence and increasing degree completion, inclusive of career and technical education, for students from underserved backgrounds. Before joining ECMC Foundation, she worked at the Clinton Global Initiative where she helped leaders, including university students, government officials, foundation and business executives, university administrators, and nonprofit leaders, design new, specific and measurable projects. Prior to the Clinton Global Initiative, she spent five years working with the United States Peace Corps as both an overseas volunteer and United States-based recruiter, roles that expanded her experience in strategic planning, program development, and monitoring and evaluation. Other previous employers include a small arts-based nonprofit organization, a public hospital, a regional association of grantmakers, community and family foundations, and higher education institutions.

She holds a master of arts in philanthropic studies and a master of arts in public administration in nonprofit management from Indiana University, and a bachelor of science in communications from Old Dominion University. She currently serves as a member of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Board of Visitors, the president of the Old Dominion University Greater Los Angeles Alumni Chapter and a member of the Workforce Matters Funders Network Steering Committee.