Lorri Jenkins

Lorri Jenkins is an accomplished professional with more than 20 years of experience designing and managing programs and projects. She has comprehensive expertise in grant-making and funding, which has been acquired across numerous industries for the purpose of supporting individuals in realizing their potential, and guiding organizations in building capacity and sustainability.  She is a 2017 Education Pioneers Fellow who is committed to blending both research and practice in her work.

Lorri is committed to advancing social justice efforts and anticipates completion of her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in 2021. As a researcher, her work utilizes critical race theory (CRT) as a framework through which she examines partnerships between community-based organizations and philanthropies. Lorri continues to empower others through her consultancy, TDG Partners, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in composition and literature.