Jane Powell

Jane has a long and committed interest in advocating for children and tackling issues that affect them. She has served on the boards of The Steven Greenwood Childhood Cancer Foundation; SOS Children’s Villages, USA; the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Washington DC Chapter; Educare DC; and the College of William and Mary Washington Council. Following a career in events management, she worked in secondary education for 10 years. In 2013, she received her Master’s Degree from the Counseling and Development Program at George Mason University, which focuses on multiculturalism, social justice, international advocacy and leadership. During the course of her research and studies, Jane’s commitment to the educational, social, psychological, physical and spiritual needs of individuals, families and communities was further strengthened.

Jane has served on the Board of the Dream Project for four years and has served as the Board’s Vice Chair and the Chair of the Fundraising Committee for three years. During this time, she has helped the Dream Project increase its revenue by 225%, and has facilitated the process of migrating the organization’s data from its old database system to Salesforce, which will help the Dream Project increase its fundraising capability as well as better serve its students and families. During the past year, Jane has overseen the Dream Project’s work with a fundraising consultant, which will help the organization bolster its fundraising strategy — developing a work plan; devising cultivation strategies; and identifying potential new foundation, corporate and individual/major donor supporters. She has also worked closely with a consulting team to help the Dream Project write its 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. In 2018, Jane received the Joan White Grassroots Volunteer Service Award from Volunteer Alexandria in recognition of the time, energy and skills she has committed to forward the mission of the Dream Project.