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Jay Geneske formerly directed the Foundation’s digital strategy to engage internal and external audiences, champion organization-wide collaboration and knowledge sharing, deliver data that informs organization decisions, and pioneer new ways to hear and share innovative ideas and perspectives on serving the needs of poor or vulnerable people in a time of rapid change.

Jay previously served as the Director of Online Communications for Echoing Green, a global nonprofit that provides seed capital and support to early-stage social entrepreneurs. He has also served in digital and brand strategy roles in the cultural sector, including Carnegie Hall, Shedd Aquarium, and Steppenwolf Theatre. His work has been featured in The New York Times, AdAge, Crain’s, Forbes, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Jay holds two bachelor’s degrees from Drake University and received a global affairs graduate certificate from New York University.


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