Allison Jegla, JIF ’10 Named Senior Vice President


ANN ARBOR, MI, September 1, 2020 – The Joyce Ivy Foundation announced today the promotion of Allison Jegla, JIF ’10 to Senior Vice President, effective immediately. Most recently, Jegla served as the Vice President for Program Development for the Foundation, overseeing the Joyce Ivy Fellows Program, directing the Joyce Ivy College Admissions Symposium (JCAS), and launching both the Joyce Ivy College Admissions Workshop (JCAW) and virtual events series. She also directly supported fundraising and development initiatives, while assisting with the growth of online platforms and communications systems.

As Senior Vice President, Jegla’s responsibilities will pivot to leading external fundraising and development activity, overseeing data collection and impact metrics, and managing organizational identity and awareness.

“Allison has deep experience across our operations,” said Brittany Knight, Executive Director. “She is a source of innovation and is poised to have tremendous impact on our next phase of organizational growth through this expanded portfolio of responsibility. As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Foundation, I am proud that we are at a point in which our alumnae are driving forward our mission from leadership positions.”

In 2010, Jegla was selected as a Joyce Ivy Summer Scholar and attended Brown University. She then became the first alumna to serve on the Scholar Selection Committee (SSC), JCAS Planning Committee, and Morehead-Cain Nominating Committee. In 2012, Jegla was named the Foundation’s inaugural Fellow and launched the first alumnae Pay It Forward campaign.

“I know firsthand what it feels like to have dreams ignited through this organization,” said Jegla. “In taking on this new role, I am proud to have the opportunity to propel the Foundation’s growth. We are doubling down on our commitment to talented young women from all backgrounds in the Midwest. I believe wholeheartedly in the lasting importance of our mission, and I am eager to continue to embolden the next generation of female leaders.”

Originally hailing from a small town in Michigan, Jegla is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.), and Harvard University (Ed.M). While in graduate school, her research focused on preventing undermatching in rural areas, pre-college summer programs, and nonprofit strategy and development. She was awarded the Phyllis Strimling Award, one of only three individual honors awarded at the Ed School, in recognition of her contributions to advancing society by advancing women.

During her time at Penn, Jegla worked in the Undergraduate Admissions Office and currently serves as an alumni interviewer. Prior to beginning graduate school, she gained international experience by living and working in more than 20 countries as a participant in Remote Year.