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Jennifer Santiago

Jennifer Santiago

Program Associate

Jennifer Santiago joined the Irvine Foundation as a Program Associate in August 2022. Previously, she served as a Development Coordinator at LIFT-Los Angeles, a nonprofit organization that works to support low-income families by empowering parents to break the cycle of poverty. There she managed grant proposals and reports, produced regional collateral, and provided special event support. Prior to this role, Jennifer was an Operations Associate at LIFT-Los Angeles and worked closely with the executive director to engage funders and board members.

Earlier in her career, Jennifer was the Development Intern at Los Angeles Opera. In that role, she supported the organization’s fundraising initiatives, including grants and prospect research.

Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University. Born and raised in Southern California, Jennifer is a proud first-generation college graduate and is passionate about supporting low-income communities.