Jennifer Thielen, Vice President of Collective Impact Partnerships
In her role as Vice President of Collective Impact Partnerships, Jennifer’s goal is to find ways to enhance Nebraska Children’s collective impact model by working closely with our staff, Board of Directors, national partners, and communities. Jennifer approaches the organization’s daily operations and strategic planning through the lens of collective impact. She assists staff and partners in building their skills and capacities to better embrace, leverage, and sustain collective impact work.
In her previous role at Nebraska Children, Jennifer led the fund development department and was responsible for the engagement of current and prospective investors who have the capacity and propensity to support the foundation’s funding priorities. She has also led the Friends of Nebraska Children group in Omaha, working with volunteers to increase community awareness, service, and fundraising events on behalf of Nebraska Children.
Jennifer earned her B.S in Hospitality Management from Boston University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Jennifer lives in Omaha and is an active member of the community. She has held leadership and board positions with the Jr. League of Omaha, served on the Project Harmony and Child Saving Institute’s guilds, and completed the Omaha Chamber’s “Leadership Omaha” Program. Jennifer is married to her husband, Nick, and has two daughters.