Jessica Donahue is Head of Strategic Alliances at Foundation Source, the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive services for private foundations. Jessica is responsible for the company’s institutional sales initiatives, which include strategic alliances and the development of Foundation Source’s position as a resource for advisory firms in the high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth market. Prior to this role, she was responsible for business development in the company’s South Central Region.
Before joining Foundation Source, Jessica was a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors in Westport, CT. Earlier in her career, Jessica was a Director at Barclays Bank in its investment banking group in New York City.
Jessica has a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Jessica lives with her family in Westport CT where she in an active alumnus of Georgetown and a member of the Fairfield leadership council of Save the Children.
Christina Rose serves as Director of Strategic Alliances at Foundation Source, supporting and expanding the company’s relationships with wealth management and trust firms, as well as family offices, banks and law firms. She has fifteen years of philanthropic experience working with affluent families in the nonprofit and financial services sectors.
Christi joined Foundation Source in 2017 as a Private Client Advisor on the Client Services team, managing 60 foundation relationships. Prior to Foundation Source, she was a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch and also held leadership positions in arts and education organizations. She led the expansion of programming and fund development as Executive Director at Creative Connections, a nonprofit that creates international school-based cultural art exchanges. As Development Director at New Beginnings Family Academy, Christi implemented the charter school’s fundraising campaigns and built coalitions with community partners. She also held development positions at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut as well as ArtsConnection and the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York.
Christi holds a B.A. in Music from Hunter College, City University of New York and a professional certificate in Philanthropy and Fundraising from New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. A Montana native, Christi currently resides in Fairfield, CT.
Outside of work, she is an active community volunteer and is the sponsorship co-chair of her son, Evan’s, high school lacrosse team.