Jennifer McCrea

Director's Office
  • Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University
  • Advisory Council Member

For the past 25 years, Jennifer McCrea has helped philanthropists, board members, and non-profit leaders think more creatively and strategically about ways to address some of the most pressing needs on the planet. Her clients have included Millennium Promise, Acumen Fund, DonorsChoose.org, Council on Foreign Relations, Teach for America, Witness, Columbia University School of Public Health, Mercy Corps, Comic Relief, X Prize Foundation, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Creative Commons, and many others. She is a senior research fellow at Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, and a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute. She is an advisory board member of Berklee College City Music Program and the Blue School, and is co-founder and board member of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium. McCrea co-leads the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free, a public-private initiative focused on ending the transmission of HIV from mothers to children. Previously, she worked on multi-billion dollar campaigns for Case Western Reserve University and Washington University in St. Louis. She was vice presid… View full description

For the past 25 years, Jennifer McCrea has helped philanthropists, board members, and non-profit leaders think more creatively and strategically about ways to address some of the most pressing needs on the planet. Her clients have included Millennium Promise, Acumen Fund, DonorsChoose.org, Council on Foreign Relations, Teach for America, Witness, Columbia University School of Public Health, Mercy Corps, Comic Relief, X Prize Foundation, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Creative Commons, and many others. She is a senior research fellow at Harvard’s Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, and a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute. She is an advisory board member of Berklee College City Music Program and the Blue School, and is co-founder and board member of the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium. McCrea co-leads the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born HIV Free, a public-private initiative focused on ending the transmission of HIV from mothers to children. Previously, she worked on multi-billion dollar campaigns for Case Western Reserve University and Washington University in St. Louis. She was vice president for development at Dickinson College. She holds a BA from Allegheny College and a master’s degree in non-profit management from Case Western Reserve University.