Jeanne Kearns is the Development Director for NCEAS and has worked as a member of the UC Santa Barbara Office of Development for four years. She joined NCEAS in 2015 to lead the creation and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the center. Jeanne works as an active partner in the advancement of the Environmental and Ecological Sciences at UC Santa Barbara. Her collaborative and innovative approach to organizational advancement is ideally suited to NCEAS.
Jeanne brings with her over a decade of development experience in all aspects of fundraising. Before focusing her efforts in support of addressing the world's major environmental challenges, Jeanne represented the Division of Social Sciences at UCSB. She has worked as a fundraiser for the arts and education throughout her career and is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara. She is active in the Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is a member of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee.