Jennifer Stokes is the Development Director at Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room. Jennifer serves as a leader in the Development team for strategic engagement and development of philanthropic investors in the bold funding partnerships to propel the clean energy revolution.
Jennifer has 20 years of experience in leading fundraising for our country’s most respected human services organizations, including American National Red Cross, Girl Scouts of South Carolina and Mile High United Way. Prior to joining the team at RMI/CWR, Jennifer successfully led the major giving efforts for the American National Red Cross during major national and international disasters, including the 9/11 Tragedies and Hurricane Katrina. As the Chief Development Officer of Mile High United Way, she led the team of staff and volunteers to raise more than $35 million annually and mobilizing more than 150,000 hours of volunteer service. She recently completed the fundraising for LEED Gold Certified Mile High United Way Morgridge Center for Community Change, anchoring the redevelopment of the Curtis Park neighborhood in downtown Denver.
Jennifer’s expertise in the complex issues related to poverty and natural disasters overlaps with the dynamic opportunity that clean, renewable energy offers as part of the solution for our country and the world.
An active national speaker on donor-focused communications and engagement, Jennifer continues to serve as a mentor and advisor in the philanthropy field.
Jennifer received her B.A. in International Studies with concentrations in Russian Studies and Economics from Colby College in Maine, including studies at the London School of Economics and the School for International Training. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Jennifer and her family enjoy hiking, camping and travel to new places.