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Jennifer Ho

Development Manager

Development
Portrait of Jennifer Ho

Jennifer spearheads Catalyst California’s individual giving initiatives and produces the institution’s stewardship and fundraising events. Having worked in nonprofit administration and development since 2009, she has seen first-hand the direct impact philanthropy has on an organization’s ability to pursue and achieve its mission-driven objectives, and Catalyst California’s focus on racial equity is a cause that has long been close to her heart.

Her passion for social justice materialized during her studies at UCLA, from which she holds a BA in Psychology. Among other research commitments, she served as an Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Center for Policing Equity – a national data and analytics-driven think tank that works directly with law enforcement to diagnose and remedy identity-based biases in police behavior – which opened her eyes to the sheer magnitude and impact of the racial, economic, and other social inequities that pervade our society. She later returned to the lab in a managerial role.

Before joining Catalyst California, Jennifer managed events and corporate relations at the Hammer Museum, overseeing a wide range of events from donor dinners and opening receptions to red carpet premieres and summer concerts. Additionally, she has served as a freelance event producer for Access Sports Limited, Inc. since 2012, helping to plan and execute charitable sports tournaments, auctions, and dinners benefiting the City of Hope, Make-a-Wish Foundation, and Global Soap, and other deserving institutions.

Jennifer is a Southern California native who enjoys hiking, cheese in (almost) any form, and getting unreasonably excited whenever she sees a dog.