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Jennifer Burran, Director of Grants Management

Jennifer Burran joined the Foundation in June 2009 as Grants Manager, overseeing the flow of grants and program-related investments (PRIs) through their life cycles. This includes managing legal compliance, processing grants and PRIs and ensuring adherence to agreements, as well as creating and constantly improving the systems that make this management possible. Burran’s efforts help ensure that all of the Foundation’s investments in grantees are made in an efficient and effective way.

Previously, Burran held grants management roles at The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and The Gill Foundation. She began her career in marketing where she wrote website content, marketing collateral materials and direct mail campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, start-up high tech companies and non-profit organizations. Burran currently serves on the Advisory Council for TechSoup Global’s NGOsource, which helps U.S. grantmakers streamline their international giving. From 2007-2011, she served on the Grants Managers Network Board of Directors.

Burran earned a B.A. from Indiana University with a double major in communications and marketing.