Jeanne E. Schmelzer, CFRE, Executive Vice President and Regional Director
Jeanne Schmelzer is an Executive Vice President and Regional Director who provides strategic fundraising solutions to nonprofit organizations and institutions throughout San Diego, Arizona, and San Jose. With more than 30 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 clients include projects include Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego ($10 million campaign), Maritime Museum of San Diego ($5.5 million campaign), and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley ($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 serves in a leadership position on several boards including the AFP San Diego Chapter and the North County Philanthropy Council.
Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from National University, San Diego.