Santa Clara University

Phone: 408-551-2132
Location: Nobili Hall
Room number: 106

Jen Jayme

Director of External Relations

Jen Jayme is a seasoned fundraising professional who has worked with diverse nonprofits for 20 years, leading successful campaigns from $2 million to $20 million and advising on communications, board development and strategic planning. She began her career in the brand management department at U.C. Berkeley, after earning her undergraduate degree there. She was later recruited and trained by two well-respected fundraising consulting firms, which gave her opportunities to work with numerous great organizations, including The Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Nature Conservancy of Washington, the National Partnership for Women and Families, Sacred Heart Medical Center, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and others. She led the major gifts efforts of a national team at the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and helped inspire record support as Chief Development Officer at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco. Most recently, Jen served as Executive Director of a school foundation in the Vancouver, British Columbia area, quadrupling revenue in three years. Having spent some childhood years in a Boston slum, Jen has a deep personal commitment to helping impoverished families. She believes adamantly that the traditional nonprofit approach to solving social problems needs to evolve with more sustainable funding models, attention to metrics and better use of technology. Jen?s hobbies include snowboarding, jewelry-making and audio books. She and her husband spent their honeymoon years in nearby Campbell; they are thrilled to move back with their 5-year-old son, Cole, a budding animal rescuer.