Jeanne Schwartz is the VP, Fundraising, Marketing and Communication. She is responsible for leading a team to raise unrestricted funds for Grameen Foundation so that it may continue to operate, explore new areas of opportunity, and support efforts made to solicit, cultivate, and retain broad-based, mid-range, and major gift donors. She is also responsible for leading the marketing efforts for Grameen Foundation in traditional and digital media utilizing paid, earned, and owned media strategies.
Before joining Grameen Foundation in 2019 Schwartz held several leadership roles during a 19-year span at Assurant, a specialty insurance company. From 1990 to 1999, she rose through the ranks to senior vice president in the company’s preneed business unit. She rejoined Assurant in 2007 to help drive product innovation and identify strategic growth opportunities. During that time, her work in launching a solar insurance product was recognized with an American Business Award for best new business to business product and a Stevie Award for Women in Business.
Schwartz held the role of executive vice president at Corporate Communications Group prior to rejoining Assurant. Serving as general manager for the firm, she transformed business operations to help grow the largest independent marketing and communications consulting firm in Kansas City. Prior to joining Grameen Foundation in this position, she served on its board, as well as the board of Freedom From Hunger, and was Chief Strategy Officer for Funeralocity, an online marketplace that lets consumers compare prices, reviews and prices of funeral and cremation service providers.
Schwartz earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University.