Jessie Krafft

Jessie Krafft

Senior Vice President of External Affairs, CAF AMERICA
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Biography

Jessie Krafft began her tenure with CAF America in 2011, and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of External Affairs. Jessie is a leading expert in international grantmaking from the U.S. and Canada as well as in local country laws on foreign funding. In her current role, Jessie manages the External Affairs Donor Services, and Thought Leadership teams and coordinates strategy and operational management with the Business Development and Grant Services teams. She also plays a management role with CAF America’s two subsidiaries, serving on the Management Committee of the CAF American Donor Fund and overseeing CAF Canada’s program operations.

Jessie completed her 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. She also has a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Management from Georgetown University. Jessie is fluent in Spanish as proven by her Spanish Certificate of Translation and Interpretation from her alma mater. She is certified in Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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