Jennifer Esterline, Executive Director

Jennifer is the founder and executive director of the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium, a collaboration of private, corporate and community foundations across the state working to promote, protect, and improve Texas public education through advocacy and public policy.

Jennifer has been working in the nonprofit space for over 15 years, first as a program and development director for nonprofit and higher education institutions, and later as executive director for the KDK-Harman Foundation in Austin. A proud product of Texas public education, Jennifer grew up in Dallas and received her B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Over the past decade, Jennifer has volunteered in a number of capacities for a variety of nonprofits working in the fields of education and health and human services. Currently, she serves on the board of Communities in Schools of Central Texas. Jennifer lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and three young sons. She hopes to carry on the family tradition by inspiring her children with a passion for nonprofit work and a commitment to public service.