Jessica Gillota

Director of Major Gifts

With more than thirteen years of experience in fundraising, program management, and business development, Jessica is a key player in guiding IPPF/WHR's major donor fundraising program and Board of Directors giving. She has a proven track record in developing and implementing fundraising strategy, building national partnerships, and spearheading organizational growth.

Prior to joining IPPF/WHR, Jessica was the Deputy Director of Leadership Gifts at the American Civil Liberties Union. She also worked as the National Field Director for WorldTeach in Ecuador and was in charge of training and supporting more than one hundred volunteer teachers throughout the country.

Jessica holds a Master of International Affairs, with a concentration in Economic and Political Development, from Columbia University and a BA in Creative Writing and Literature from Wittenberg University.


Where were you born?
I grew up on a farm in central Ohio.

What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French

What's the most amazing thing you've seen while traveling?
The incredible generosity of people who share what they have with others, regardless of how much or how little they have.

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