Jena Lee Nardella

Partner, Nonprofit Portfolio

Praxis
Jena Lee Nardella believes deeply in building the durability and sustainability of nonprofit organizations and leaders. At the age of 21, she cofounded Blood:Water alongside the band, Jars of Clay. Under her leadership, the organization raised more than $20M to provide grants to grassroots organizations addressing HIV/AIDS and water in sub-Saharan Africa. Jena recounts her entrepreneurial and spiritual journey in her memoir, One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal Taught me to Love the World Instead of Save It (2015, Simon & Schuster). Jena serves on the boards of Blood:Water and the Equitas Group and spends her Sunday afternoons in a Santa Clara County Jail teaching writing courses to inmates. Jena graduated from Whitworth University with a degree in political studies. She and her husband, James, have two children and live in Boston.
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Jena Lee Nardella
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Redemptive Nonprofit
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