July 28 - 31, 2015
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Harvard University
Job Title: 
Sr. Research Fellow

Jennifer Mccrea

United States
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About Jennifer Mccrea

Jennifer McCrea is a senior research fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University and the co-founder and CEO of Born Free Africa, an initiative that brings private sector resources and expertise to the goal of eradicating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. For the past 27 years, she has partnered with philanthropists, board members, and nonprofit leaders to think more creatively and collaboratively about ways in which to align strategic direction and resources. Jennifer has worked with a wide range of organizations including Acumen, DonorsChoose.org, Grameen America, Council on Foreign Relations, Teach for America, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Pencils of Promise, charity: water, Witness, Mercy Corps, Comic Relief, X Prize Foundation, Creative Commons, VisionSpring, and Robin Hood Foundation. In addition to her popular Course in Exponential Fundraising at Harvard, she has led seminars and workshops for Ashoka, Skoll World Forum, TED, Board Source, Social Venture Philanthropy, Draper Richards Kaplan, New Profit, Echoing Green, Harvard Business School, Wharton, Oxford University, and many others. Jennifer serves as chairman of the advisory board at the MIT Media Lab. She is also a member of the board of Just Capital and the Quincy Jones MusiQ Consortium and the advisory board of Target Zero and the Blue School. Jennifer's is the author of The Generosity Network, co-written with philanthropist Jeffrey C. Walker. She is a 2008 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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The Quincy Jones MusiQ Consortium
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The Quincy Jones MusiQ Consortium was designed to support cooperative music education initiatives so that they could accomplish things collectively that they could never accomplish alone. As of August 2010, the consortium has united over 175 leaders in 35 cities across the United States for the advancement of music education for children. The Consortium is designed to combine the resources of experienced music education, the music industry, corporations, foundations and philanthropists to share resources, networks, best practices, ideas and their passion to make music education an ongoing part of the lives of American children. The QJMC is currently focused on four key areas: 1). The development and dissemination of an American music curriculum 2) geocentric collaboratives; 3) teacher training and 4) resource partnering in advocacy, evaluation, fundraising and research. Jennifer McCrea has provided initial leadership and strategy for the organization and created a foundation of shared values and common purpose to drive the mission forward.

Jennifer Mccrea

United States
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I will work to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015.

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Years Attended

MAJOR FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE RESNICK FAMILY FOUNDATION

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP PROVIDED BY

David M. Rubenstein

Accenture
The Skoll Foundation

Care.com and WomenUp
Michael Klein and Joany Fabry
Michael W. Ferro, Jr., CEO Merrick Ventures, LLC
Sabrina and Antonio Gracias

The Ithaka Foundation
The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation
Margot and Tom Pritzker
Gillian and Robert Steel


Liberty Fellowship