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Senior Vice President, Philanthropy
Get to Know Jennifer
Favorite National Park:
Coronado National Memorial

As the senior vice president of philanthropy, Jennifer Harris oversees a team of more than 20 philanthropy experts, supporting NPF's campaign team, planned and annual giving efforts, donor relations, strategic services, and prospect research and portfolio management. Her team annually generates over $30M a year to support our national parks. Working with her team and other NPF colleagues, Jennifer focuses on strategic, systematic growth. Specializing in research-driven solutions for nonprofit organizations throughout her career, she has a proven record of developing and harnessing strategic plans, community partnerships, board networks, strong teams, and relationships to drive significant fundraising outcomes.

Before the National Park Foundation, Jennifer was a senior vice president at Graham-Pelton, where she worked with national and global nonprofits to drive fundraising outcomes and operational excellence. Jennifer also previously worked at Northwestern Memorial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Northwestern Medicine. While there, she developed and launched a comprehensive community granting program. Jennifer also created a strategic plan and strategy, which helped secure the largest historic gift at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage. Jennifer has served in numerous advancement roles, including Executive Director of Advancement at National Louis University (NLU), where she led the team to secure its most significant historical grants. Under her leadership at NLU, the organization more than tripled fundraising in four years.

She and her family are often out and about in DC. You might catch them hiking in Rock Creek Park or riding bikes around the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.