Associate Director & Grants ManagerOffice: Boston Year: 2011
Jill Scherer is an Associate Director and Grants Manager for Social Finance where she oversees the organization’s foundation deliverables and grant reporting. In addition, she plays a key role in the organization’s market education and fundraising efforts. Prior to joining Social Finance, Jill conducted research on how innovative finance can drive community and international development. Most recently, she was a Senior Research Analyst with the Milken Institute, an economic and financial think tank in Los Angeles. She co-authored several reports in support of Milken’s Financial Innovations Labs, roundtables designed to identify financial solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. Her reports spanned the topics of early childhood, health, and small business growth. Previously, she worked in the private sector at Charles River Associates, a business and economic consulting firm. Jill has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University.