New Board Member Spotlight: Jennifer Norris Peterson

Jenny is an enthusiastic parks fan and talented fundraiser.

Jenny Norris Peterson represents is a philanthropy speaker, writer, and consultant working with not-for-profits and families through her business, Norris Peterson Consulting. She speaks nationally on women’s philanthropy for audiences of women as well as not-for-profit professionals wanting to learn how to engage women as donors.

She currently is writing a book featuring more than 30 astoundingly generous women spanning a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and asset levels.

Jenny formerly was a Philanthropic Advisor for Lutheran World Relief and for Luther Seminary. While serving LSS of Minnesota, she co-created the Dare to Dream conference and statewide educational focus on women’s philanthropy.

A graduate of St. Olaf College, Jenny recently served on the national steering committee for the ELCA’s successful $200 million comprehensive campaign.

Jenny hikes frequently in St. Paul parks to enjoy nature’s beauty, breathe in fresh air, exercise, and gather with friends safely during the pandemic. Her favorites are Crosby Farm Park and Hidden Falls Park.

The Conservancy is actively looking for dynamic board members to represent Ward 1 (Thomas-Dale, Frogtown, Summit-U), Ward 5 (North End, Como) and Ward 6 (Payne-Phalen, Greater East Side). Contact us if you would like to learn more!