TITLE: Senior Portfolio Manager, Education
FOCUS AREAS: Education
PROFILE: Vanessa Lipschitz joined the one8 Foundation—formerly known as the Jacobson Family Foundation—in September 2014 after working as a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group. Past experienced includes the Technical Development Corporation and Rhode Island Kids Count. Her foundation bio shares:
Vanessa joined the one8 Foundation in September 2014 as a Portfolio Manager for the foundation’s education work. In this role, she is responsible for identifying potential grantees as well as providing strategic planning and advisory support to current grantees. Vanessa also helps lead the foundation’s prize portfolio.
Prior to joining JFF, Vanessa was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group where she worked with both for-profit and nonprofit clients on projects primarily focused on strategy development. Vanessa also spent three years at TDC, a management consulting firm, working with nonprofit organizations on strategic planning, new business planning, and organizational redesign. Vanessa began her career at Rhode Island Kids Count, where she assisted with research and data analysis as well as state-level advocacy efforts on public policy issues affecting children and families.
Vanessa received a BA in Economics and Public Policy from Brown University, She also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.