Jill Barkin

Jill Barkin A+ Board

Jill S. Barkin is The Director of Education at The Beacon Fund –a newly launched social impact enterprise committed to using the full range 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 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 Chalkbeat, a national network of local education news bureaus and on the Education Committee of The Denver Foundation. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Colorado Public Radio. 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.

Jill holds a BA in Economics and Political Science cum laude from Williams College and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She lives in Denver with her husband Adam and their sons Jacob (7) & Eli (5). She enjoys running, skiing, cooking, and listening to TED Talks.