Jane Townsend, Development Director

As development and communications director, Jane oversees Native Governance Center’s fundraising and external communications activities. She most recently spent thirteen years with the University of Minnesota as a senior development officer, associate director of planned giving, and director of trusts and estates. She also spent three years as the managing director of development and external relations for Project SUCCESS, a Twin Cities youth development nonprofit. Before joining the University in 2001, she practiced law and worked as a trust officer and an estate planning consultant. Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College and a Juris Doctor from Hamline University School of Law.