Jennifer Bell is the VP of Development. She is responsible for leading a comprehensive Development program that includes major gifts, foundation and corporate grants, and planned giving. In this role, she works closely with the CEO and the organization’s Board of Directors.
Prior to joining WBEZ, Jennifer was Vice President of Advancement at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where she played a key role in their $300M capital campaign. Jennifer began her career in development as Director of Corporate Philanthropy and Sponsorship at the Adler Planetarium. Prior to joining the not-for-profit sector, Jennifer held a variety of marketing and business development positions.
Jennifer earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She lives in Chicago with her husband, a cartoonist and author, and their two sons.