Jessica Gingerich is a senior director on Arabella’s Managed Organizations team, which oversees several nonprofits, including the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3). Jessica helps donors and social entrepreneurs implement innovative donor collaboratives, campaigns, and grant-making initiatives to realize their philanthropic goals. Jessica oversees a diverse portfolio of domestic and international grant-making projects focused on education, global health, and development.
Jessica brings 14 years of nonprofit and foundation experience dedicated to building successful organizations and programs that advance social change. Prior to joining Arabella, Jessica served as a senior development officer with the International Crisis Group, where she managed a global portfolio of private-sector supporters and led innovative fundraising, outreach, and cultivation events to elevate Crisis Group’s conflict prevention mission. From 2006 to 2011, she was a program officer for South and Southeast Asia at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Jessica traveled widely in Asia to monitor, evaluate, and develop NED’s grant programs in the region, which focused on providing targeted support for grassroots organizations seeking to advance human rights and strengthen democratic institutions.
Earlier in her career, Jessica worked at The Century Foundation (TCF), a public policy think tank, where she worked both in New York City and Washington, DC. At TCF, she provided research and analysis on US foreign policy and conflict prevention as well as administrative support for all aspects of the foundation’s operations. From 2002 to 2003, she helped develop Columbia University’s Center for International Conflict Resolution’s Afghanistan program, including leading a fact-finding mission to Kabul during the Emergency Loya Jirga in June 2002.
Jessica graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College with a BA in history.