Jessie Rasmussen, Buffet Early Childhood Fund

TITLE: President

FUNDING AREAS: Early childhood education ages 0 to 5

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IP TAKE: Over a four-decade career, Jessie Rasmussen has remained staunchly focused on child protection, safety, and education. 

PROFILE: Rasmussen is President of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, an organization she joined in 2007. Her foundation bio shares: 

Jessie Rasmussen’s career has focused on improving outcomes for children and families, first as an early childhood practitioner and administrator and later as a Nebraska state senator and state human services director in both Nebraska and Iowa. At the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, she played an instrumental role in the development and passage of legislation that established a $60 million early childhood endowment funded through a public and private partnership. She is now president of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, where she manages early childhood investments.