Jill Hawley
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Jill Hawley | Vice President, Philanthropy

As Vice President, Philanthropy, Jill oversees the philanthropy team, which works in partnership with Gary’s policy, mission investments, ventures, and communications and external affairs teams to improve outcomes for Colorado children and their families. Prior to joining Gary, Jill served as a senior program officer on the K-12 team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. While at the foundation, she worked to advance college and career readiness outcomes through various grant portfolios.

Prior to her time at Gates, she served as Associate Chief of Academics at Denver Public Schools (DPS) and as the Associate Commissioner of Achievement and Strategy at the Colorado Department of Education. While at the Colorado Department of Education, Jill oversaw the implementation of Colorado’s new academic standards, aligned assessments, early literacy, and educator effectiveness initiatives. At DPS, she deepened her understanding of how these initiatives play out in a large, urban district.

Jill enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and daughter. She has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in public policy from Stanford University.

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I would like to see business people try to solve social problems with the same imagination and energy they use to finance a factory or make a deal. Don’t call it philanthropy; call it corporate social investment. Make it integral to business.