Executive Director

Jennifer Russell is the Executive Director

Jennifer Russell is committed to helping the Foundation fulfill it’s mission to fund the shortfall between what the district provides for Hillsdale High School and what it needs for our students to thrive and succeed.  She  joined the foundation team in July 2015. Her most recent position was at Stanford University where she worked in fundraising and program management for four years. Prior to that, she worked as a Program Director at The Development Fund, a national non-profit,  for six years designing, launching and raising money for public purpose financing intermediaries.  Her other work experiences include banking, consulting and teaching middle school in Thailand. Jennifer’s volunteer experiences include running large fundraising events for St. Paul’s School, serving on the PTA of Foster City Elementary School and coaching soccer.  Jennifer attended both Dartmouth and Vassar graduating from Vassar College with a BA in History. She studied International Business at Erasmus University in the Netherlands while earning her MBA from UC Davis. As the mother of one current Hillsdale student, Gillian (class of 2021), and two future Hillsdale students, Sean & Fiona, she is heavily invested in the continued success of our school.


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