Jenny (Zhang) Morgan, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

TITLE:  Grants Officer

FOCUS AREAS: Health, education, environment, human services, arts & culture, community development

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PROFILE: Jenny Morgan is the Woodruff Foundation’s grants officer. She has been with the foundation since July 2013 in Atlanta and previously worked as an account executive at Jackson Spalding for over two years. Of note, she was a Robert W. Woodruff Foundation fellow from 2009-2010.

She also holds this role at the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation. All four foundations share the same staff and office because of family and company connections.

Morgan’s foundation bio shares:

Jenny joined the Foundations’ staff in 2013. She previously worked as an account executive at the marketing communications firm Jackson Spalding. Jenny graduated summa cum laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology with B.S. degrees in Psychology and Science, Technology and Culture.

Her Jackson Spalding bio shared the following information during her time of employment with the company:

Jenny came to Jackson Spalding after a year's fellowship with Atlanta's Woodruff, Whitehead and Evans Foundations. She contributes research, design and communications support for a variety of clients, including Orkin and Primrose Schools.

She was born in Nanjing, China but moved to Athens, Georgia when she was five. Jenny's first American classroom was a melting pot of children from other countries, but she quickly learned English and was helping her father spell-check his thesis papers by the time she was in third grade. This early focus on sophisticated words probably set her course as a future writer.

Jenny graduated summa cum laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology with dual degrees in Psychology and Science, Technology and Culture. She was recognized with Presidential, Coca-Cola, Impact and Presidential Freedom Scholarships, continuing a winning streak that began in eighth grade when she was named the Georgia State Spelling Bee Champion.

During her college years Jenny was active as an editor on the Technique newspaper staff, serving as Managing Editor her senior year. She later interned with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Reader's Digest, further bolstering her interest in writing and communications. She was also Founding President of the Tech chapter of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, which focuses on health-related services for children in underserved areas.

An only child, Jenny is delighted to have married into a large, Southern family. She spends much of her free time volunteering at church where she serves as the Missions/Outreach Chair and her husband plays in the worship band. And, every Wednesday night Jenny can be found where she began her American journey- at the head of the English-as-a-Second-Language class. Only this time, sheis the teacher, a full-fledged American citizen.

You can read an interview with Morgan on the Southeastern Council of Foundations “Member Highlight” page.