Jenny Zak

Vice President / Development

About

As Vice President of Development, Jenny is responsible for all fundraising and philanthropic partnerships across the organization nationally. Jenny is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, which works with All Stars Project President and CEO to ensure the organization’s strategy is aligned with its mission and maximizes our impact across the country.

Jenny’s leadership and oversight include national fundraising strategy; principal gift operation; management of the organization’s dynamic base of individual, corporate and foundation philanthropic partners; and leadership of the ASP’s national development department that creates local ‘involvement philanthropy’ activity in New York City, New Jersey, Chicago, Dallas and the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Chair of the Fundraising Cabinet made up of four senior directors who drive our major giving program, manage our individual, corporate, and foundation relationships nationally and regionally, and lead local fundraising events in our five regions.

Jenny works closely with the ASP’s President and CEO on philanthropic partnership strategy and interfaces with the CFO and Board of Directors’ Finance Committee as a member of the budget planning team.

Throughout her tenure with the ASP, Jenny has played a central role in building out the New York fundraising operation, establishing a New York board, managing the Development School for Youth Trustees’ leadership bodies, overseeing and coaching staff in New Jersey, Dallas, San Francisco and Chicago, and creating and leading the ASP’s top events, including our national gala. In addition to managing some of the ASP’s most significant corporate and foundation relationships, Ms. Zak has proudly worked with thousands of individual philanthropists who have helped the ASP achieve record fundraising milestones.

Born in Ukraine, Jenny grew up in Brooklyn, where she currently lives with her husband and son. Jenny first became a volunteer with the ASP in 2004, and joined the staff in 2009. She received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 2009 and completed the Columbia Business School Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals in 2022.

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