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Jan Schwarz , Philanthropic Consultant
Jan Schwarz, philanthropic consultant, works with foundations and corporate giving programs, some of which are national or regional in scope, while others target specific local communities.
contributions include developing grantmaking guidelines and strategies; reviewing and summarizing grant proposals; developing materials to communicate with nonprofits and other foundations; designing and compiling results of surveys; and planning and facilitating meetings for grantmaking staff, board members and grantees.
Schwarz' personal commitment to improving communities through professional and volunteer work is demonstrated in 35 years of achievements in both the public and private sectors.
Working with a U.S.-based medical device manufacturer, over a ten-year period, Schwarz
guided the development of a focused giving program and established the policies and organizational framework for expanding the program into the company's many communities.
created special initiatives that leveraged company resources to benefit the communities and the image of the company.
She also managed community related public relations programs, product donations, and employee volunteer projects.
background includes serving as public information officer, staff trainer, and coordinator of volunteers for government organizations.
She has served on the boards of numerous nonprofits.
With a talent for facilitating mutually productive outcomes from project conception to implementation, Schwarz
offers Philanthropic Group clients an established framework for effectively addressing grantmaking interest areas, establishing efficient implementation strategies, and achieving high impact relative to philanthropic initiatives.
Schwarz holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota.
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