Jaclyn Schroeder joined College Possible as the vice president, advancement, in June 2020. Jaclyn brings over 16 years of leadership and fundraising success in responsive philanthropic organizations, and a passion for impact, strategic vision for innovative social enterprise, and aggressive resource development. She became a licensed attorney in 2018, and her legal skills and familiarity with tax, business structures, and corporate finance adds to the experience with nonprofit management and passion for fundraising. She brings a unique blend of technical skills, leadership strength, and the ability to develop and execute a strategic vision. Jaclyn’s career path is a proven track record of inclusive and responsive leadership in human service organizations and one of the largest community foundations in the nation, managing both local and remote teams to define and reach shared objectives.
Jaclyn serves as an active mentor for law students at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and provides pro-bono legal services to help individuals who face barriers become U.S. citizens. She has served on the boards of several Twin Cities nonprofits, with a focus on governance and development. She has served as a presenter, panelist, and moderator at various community events, continuing legal education programs, and industry conferences. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville, a master’s degree from Purdue University, and a juris doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Additionally, she has earned a Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFRM) and the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation.