Jill Jacobs brings a dynamic blend of passion and expertise to her role as our Development Director. With a heart for connecting donors to their true calling and deepest interests, Jill works in partnership with our CEO and VP of Community Impact. Her primary focus is on securing individual and family gifts in support of the Foundation’s mission, guiding donors in legacy giving, and engaging local businesses in making significant community impacts.
Jill’s diverse professional journey spans various sectors, including fundraising for people, pets and open space. She has held leadership positions at notable organizations such as Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Francisco SPCA, Land Trust of Napa County, and St. Helena Hospital Foundation. Her broad-ranging passions are a perfect match for NVCF, where our mission crosses all areas of need to address Napa Valley’s most pressing challenges.
Originally from the Midwest, Jill’s upbringing took her across various locations, including Germany, Florida, Colorado, and Tennessee. She has found her heart’s home in Northern California. In her local community, Jill is known for her love of live music and dancing, hiking, ocean swimming, cinema, and thrift shopping.
One of Jill’s favorite quotes:
“Your heart knows the way, run in that direction.” – Rumi