Jordan Kessler

As director of development Jordan works with Vera’s president, board of trustees, and senior leadership to strengthen current fundraising strategies and develop new ones, primarily amongst individual donors and other funding sources. Jordan brings more than 11 years of fundraising experience to Vera, having played a key role in raising tens of millions of dollars for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a national environmental nonprofit organization. Prior to working at NRDC, Jordan helped launch the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis and served as director of internet monitoring for the Anti-Defamation League. Jordan earned a bachelor’s degree in U.S. history from Columbia University. A Chicago native, he lives with his wife in New York City.