Chief Operations Officer & Chief Development Officer
A seasoned development executive with substantial experience in principal and major gifts, board development, and fund-raising management, Jennifer Bernstein has worked directly or managed teams in every area of development, including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, stewardship, systems, and research, among others. Before joining NRDC in 2016, she served various outstanding institutions such as the Roundabout Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, New York University, CCS Fundraising, and Pace University. At Pace, where she was the vice president of development, Bernstein helped to secure the largest gift in the school’s history, resulting in the renaming of the law school. Originally from New Mexico, Bernstein received her undergraduate degree from the College of Santa Fe and her master’s from the New York University Stern School of Business.