Jill S. Barkin is the director of education at the Beacon Fund, a newly launched social impact enterprise committed to using the full range of philanthropic to market rate investment tools and advocacy to help individuals achieve their full potential.
Most recently, Jill served as vice president of Board Governance for Teach for America, and prior to that she was vice president of Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations for JP Morgan Chase in Colorado. Before moving to Colorado in 2006, Jill worked in Massachusetts as a consultant to nonprofits and charitable foundations at Monitor Institute, New Profit Inc., and FSG Social Impact Advisors.
Jill currently serves on the Board of Directors of A+ Colorado, an independent "action tank" that uses the power of data and research to advocate for district and systems-level policies that will accelerate learning for all Colorado students. She also serves on the Denver Foundation Education Committee and the Colorado Public Radio Advisory Board. In 2011, Jill was appointed by Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to serve on Denver’s Homelessness Commission and the Denver Education Compact. In 2017, Jill was appointed by the Denver School Board to serve on the Strengthening Neighborhood Initiative.