UNH Staff

Jennifer Powell

Director of Development

Jennifer Powell has been in the nonprofit world for 20 years, working in both the grantmaking as well as fundraising fields. Most recently, Jen led a thriving consulting practice in which she assisted large and small local, national, and international nonprofits as a fundraising strategist, program evaluation advisor, and grant writer. Prior to this, she was Director of Foundation Relations with iMentor, a growing college preparation and success organization. Before going to iMentor, Jen was VP for Development for six years at the Educational Alliance, a settlement house and UNH member organization. Other experience includes managing the fundraising from institutional sources for New York City’s renowned Public Theater, whose free Shakespeare in the Park brings thousands of people to Central Park each summer. Before her move to fundraising, she managed international grant and Program-Related Investment portfolios for the Ford Foundation’s Economic Development program. Jen has a M.A. in Psychometrics from Fordham University, which has helped her immensely in the current philanthropic environment where impact measurement has become commonplace; her B.A. is in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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