July 28 - 31, 2015
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Harvard University
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Senior Research Fellow
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Jennifer McCrea

United States
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About Jennifer McCrea

Jennifer McCrea is a senior research fellow at Harvard University. Exponential Fundraising founder and 23-year fundraising veteran, Jennifer has worked with CEOs, fundraisers and board members from a wide variety of nonprofits, including Millennium Promise, Acumen Fund, Donorschoose.org, Grameen America, Teach for America, Witness, Columbia University, Comic Relief, X Prize Foundation, Rhode Island School of Design, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, MIT Media Lab and many others. Jennifer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, where she leads the Course in Exponential Fundraising. She serves as an advisory board member of Berklee College City Music Program and is a co-founder and board member of the Quincy Jones MusiQ Consortium, an organization that unites leaders in the music industry, nonprofit organizations, corporations, foundations and philanthropists to make music an ongoing part of the lives of children. A side passion for Jennifer began 5 years ago when she created a salon called Puresite. This monthly get together of philosopher/friends explores the truth of who we are on many levels and informs her work in philanthropy, not to mention shapes her as a parent, as a friend, and as a loyal co-worker. Previously, Jennifer was a fundraiser at Case Western Reserve University and at Washington University in St. Louis during their multi-billion dollar capital campaign. She was also Vice President for Development at Dickinson College. 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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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
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