Jill Bregenzer, Chief Operating Officer

Jill Bregenzer came to the foundation in 2011, fresh from her first year as the Treasurer of the PTA at  P.S. 40 in Manhattan. She had a few other relevant credentials as well. Before taking time off to be with her two young daughters, Jill served for twelve years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. At PwC, she was a Senior Audit Manager on a number of major domestic and international accounts, and a Human Resources Manager working on compensation and training matters.  (We found her undergraduate history as a toll taker for the New York State Bridge Authority intriguing, but somewhat less relevant.) Jill graduated from Union College and received an MBA from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. Her background is perfect for a Jill-of-all-trades role at the Foundation that includes being chief financial officer and a one-woman human resources department, but it’s her enthusiasm for the programmatic work of the foundation that makes her so special. In addition to her other responsibilities, Jill now also manages a small portfolio of grantee organizations and serves on the Board of Nonprofit New York.