Jamie McDonald is the chief giving officer of Network for Good, the nation’s largest online charitable giving platform. She joined Network for Good after the acquisition of GiveCorps, which she founded and launched in 2011. GiveCorps is an online giving platform connecting nonprofits and educational institutions to digital givers.
McDonald’s professional mission is to spur people to give, act, and innovate on behalf of communities and causes. She writes and speaks about online engagement and giving, next-generation philanthropy, and the rise of the millennial generation as a force for changing communities. In 2013, she led BMore Gives More, the movement that raised $5.7 million in a day on Giving Tuesday and earned Baltimore the #MostGenerousCity in America honor by The 92nd Street Y and the UN Foundation. McDonald has been a longtime board member of the Center for Urban Families and led the center’s $8 million capital campaign. She also serves or has served on the boards of Impact Hub, #MarylandGivesMore, The Leadership, the Family Tree, Live! Baltimore, The Fund for Educational Excellence, and the Police Athletic League among others.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, McDonald was a managing director at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown, where she enjoyed a 16-year career, and led several groups within investment banking, including the Private Equity Coverage Group, managing relationships with Alex. Brown’s venture capital and leveraged buyout firm clients.
McDonald attended Cornell University for graduate school, focusing on international development and graduated summa cum laude from Philadelphia University.