Jenna Ray

Deputy Executive Director, Community Impact | she/her/hers

Jenna believes in the power of possibility. She believes in doing good to undo harm. And she believes in people like you who care about their communities.

A North Dakota native, Jenna came to Minnesota to attend college in 2006 and has been here ever since. She studied theatre arts, English, and multicultural studies at the University of Minnesota Morris before entering the nonprofit workforce. Since then, she’s served the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, UMN Morris, West Central Initiative, and Minnesota Upstream. 

Jenna’s fundraising superpower is helping tell the stories of the good work accomplished by organizations she cares about. She’s worked on campaigns ranging from $300 to more than $31 million, and she’s equally proud of all of them. 

Jenna is a lineal descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, with family ties to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. Her greatest hope is to be a good relative. 

An everyday philanthropist, Jenna lives, works, and gives in rural western Minnesota with her husband and son. Together, they spend a lot of time outside chasing their golden lab, Ziibi.



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