Megan Jellinek

Assistant General Counsel ·

Megan joined the Foundation in 2007 and has worked in a variety of legal and compliance roles before becoming Assistant General Counsel.  In her current role, Megan advises staff on legal questions arising on the state, federal, and international levels, including advising on the tax law applicable to private foundations.  To support this work, Megan develops and leads staff trainings, drafts and updates Foundation legal materials, and supports the development of systems to manage grantmaking compliance.  Megan also manages the Compliance team. Before joining the Foundation, Megan worked in the education and nonprofit sectors.  Her experience includes teaching high school and health education, serving as the Development Director of a local conservation education nonprofit, and working and volunteering for a number of the Foundation’s Population and Reproductive Health grantees. Megan holds a B.A. in History and Women Studies from the University of Washington, a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she served as Senior Articles Editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, and an M.A in Education from Stanford University.  Megan is admitted to practice law in California. In her spare time, you will find Megan in the company of family and friends.  Megan is an avid tennis player and also enjoys classical Pilates, running, cooking and baking, exploring her local community and beyond, and almost any activity outside.  She is active in her community, with a special commitment to a local hospice organization.

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