Director of Donor Relations
Jackie Downing is dedicated to supporting the Foundation’s family of donors. Whether a long-time donor or new to the Foundation, Jackie is passionate about responding to our donors’ needs to ensure they meet their philanthropic goals and make a difference on the issues that are important to them. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jackie served in senior leadership roles at several Bay Area nonprofits, including Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Network, where Jackie ran the individual donor program, while growing GSA Network’s brand, profile, and communication’s capacity on a national scale. Prior to GSA Network, Jackie was co-director of World Bridges in Oakland, a nonprofit dedicated to developing the leadership capacity of low-income, Bay Area youth of color. Jackie is a graduate of Oberlin College and a recipient of the Howard R. Swearer National Student Humanitarian Award from Brown University. She previously served on the board of the international human rights nonprofit School of the Americas Watch and worked as a human rights observer in Colombia. Jackie is also a member of Full Circle Fund, as well as the GreenLight Fund’s Selection Advisory Council for the Bay Area.