Jenny Hodgson

Executive Director
Global Fund for Community Foundations
Jenny Hodgson

Jenny Hodgson has been the Executive Director of the Johannesburg-based Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) since 2006, overseeing its emergence as the leading global voice on community philanthropy as a core strategy for people-led development and shifting power closer to the ground. Based variously in Uganda, Kenya, Russia, Singapore and Thailand, Jenny has been involved in philanthropy development in emerging markets and developing contexts for the past two decades. She has an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and is a board member of the African Philanthropy Network and a trustee of Comic Relief.