NGC Staff Photo for Jane Townsend

Jane Townsend

Development Director

Jane has been working in nonprofit fundraising since 2001. Prior to joining NGC, Jane spent thirteen of those years with the University of Minnesota as a senior development officer, associate director of planned giving, and director of trusts and estates; and three years as managing director of development for Project SUCCESS, a Twin Cities youth development nonprofit.  Before joining the University in 2001, she practiced law and worked as a trust officer and an estate planning consultant. Jane holds a B.A. from Colorado College and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law.

Jane is a member and past chair of the Minnesota Planned Giving Council, an organization serving the nonprofit development community in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota, and serves on the board of Xelias Aerial Arts, a circus arts school in northeast Minneapolis where her daughter trained to run away with the circus.