Jamie Cooper-Hohn has spent more than 15 years in the non-profit sector in various senior positions. Jamie is President and CEO of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, a grantmaking organization focused on improving the lives of children in developing countries in a sustainable and demonstrable way.
Prior to this, as co-Director of SHINE Trust, she guided that foundation in developing its funding strategy to support educational programmes for children and young people from the most disadvantaged parts of the UK. She also served as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development for Gould Partners in New York City, a non-profit collaborative effort aimed at expanding educational opportunities for inner-city children and their families. On the policy front, Jamie worked as Associate Director for the Center for Policy Alternatives in Washington, DC, a non-partisan institute for policy incubation, where she led the organization’s efforts to promote innovative legislative responses among the fifty states developed through public-private consultation on a wide variety of social and economic issues.
Her other experiences include working for CBS News and the Atlanta Project, an initiative of President Jimmy Carter to revitalize the poorest and most socially challenged neighbourhoods in Atlanta, Georgia through corporate and community partnerships. Jamie received a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.