Jeanne E. Schmelzer, CFRE, Executive Vice President
Jeanne Schmelzer is an executive vice president who provides strategic fundraising solutions to nonprofit organizations and institutions throughout California. With more than 40 years of experience, Jeanne is passionate about helping nonprofits reach their highest potential and is committed to making a positive and lasting impact in the communities she serves.
With NGA, Jeanne manages and implements successful multi-million-dollar capital campaigns, annual campaigns, and major gift fundraising programs for a diverse range of clients. Recent projects include the Big Sur Land Trust ($7 million campaign), Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington ($6.5 million campaign) TheatreWorks Silicon Valley ($5 million campaign) and Diversionary Theatre, San Diego ($2.5 million campaign). She also has extensive experience in board and staff development, fiscal management, long-range strategic planning, facility and program development, marketing and communications.
Jeanne’s professional excellence and service has garnered her numerous accolades. She received the 2016 Spirit of Carol Sigelman Award as the Outstanding Development Professional in North San Diego from the North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC), the 2016 Women Who Mean Business Award sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal, and 2017 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) San Diego Chapter.
Jeanne is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and has been an active Rotarian since 1991. She is a past board member of AFP San Diego and currently serves as the treasurer on the North County Philanthropy Council Board and YMCA Alumni Board of the Marston Chapter as Campaign Chair for the Nation Service Project.
Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from National University, San Diego.