Leadership Team

As Founder and President of Innovative Philanthropy, Jennifer Grubman works with a wide array of philanthropic organizations and individuals to achieve breakthrough results around fundraising and donor relations, events, organizational strategy-setting, grant making and board of director development.

Prior to founding Innovative Philanthropy in 2002, Jennifer was a successful fundraising executive at The Robin Hood Foundation, a major philanthropic organization targeting poverty in New York City. During her tenure there, Jennifer focused on designing high-impact new fundraising programs, improving fundraising campaign effectiveness, and growing the foundation’s donor base.

Jennifer began her career of community service as an assistant district attorney with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in the Appeals and Special Litigation Bureau where she focused on domestic violence and child abuse cases. Prior to that, while in law school, she served as an intern for the Legal Aid Society in the Law Guardian Department and at Sanctuary for Families, a domestic violence agency. Jennifer holds a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and a B.A. from Boston University. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2000. Jennifer is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Cardozo Law School and Robin Hood’s Leadership Council.