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Jeanne E. Schmelzer, CFRE
Executive Vice President & Regional Director


San Diego/Phoenix

Jeanne is an executive vice president with NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC., serving San Diego, Arizona, Nevada and San Jose. Jeanne joined the firm in 1997 following a successful 17-year career as a nonprofit professional primarily in the San Diego area. During those years, she served as vice president of community relations of the United Way of Santa Clara County, executive director of the San Diego Downtown YMCA and associate executive of both the Magdalena Ecke and the Davis/Grossmont YMCAs in San Diego.

Jeanne’s professional experiences have included managing and implementing successful multi-million dollar capital campaigns, annual and major gift fundraising programs. She has provided both counsel and management to a wide range of nonprofit organizations and institutions. Jeanne has had extensive experience in board and staff development, fiscal management, long-range strategic planning, facility and program development, marketing and communications.

Jeanne has been an active Rotarian since 1991 and is currently a member of the San Diego Rotary Club. She also has served on several boards including the Rotary Club of Santa Clara, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Silicon Valley Chapter and San Diego Chapter, the Central branch of the YMCA of Santa Clara, Notre Dame High School – San Jose, and the Downtown YMCA Board of Directors. She currently serves on the board of North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC), which awarded her the 2016 Spirit of Carol Sigelman Award as the Outstanding Development Professional in North San Diego. She also received the 2016 Women Who Mean Business Award sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal.

Jeanne has been on the faculty for extended studies at the University of California, San Diego instructing Fundraising Basics and Processes and Capital Campaigns and at California State University – San Marcos instructing Special Events for Nonprofits. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from National University, San Diego.

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