Jessie Krafft

Interim CEO, CAF America

Jessie is Interim CEO at CAF America after joining the organisation in 2011 and holding various roles. In her previous role as Senior Vice President of External Affairs, Jessie managed the External Affairs, Donor Services, and Thought Leadership teams and coordinated strategy and operational management with the Business Development and Grant Services teams. She also has serves on the Management Committee of the CAF American Donor Fund and oversees CAF Canada’s program operations. Jessie is a leading expert in international grantmaking from the U.S. and Canada as well as in local country laws on foreign funding.

Prior to joining the CAF America staff, Jessie worked for 1.5 years as a volunteer visitor coordinator, tutor, and child caretaker at an orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She completed a Masters in International Development at American University, and holds B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Anthropology, graduating summa cum laude from the honors college at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Jessie has a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Management from Georgetown University and is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).