Chief Development Officer
Jodi Delaney oversees private fundraising efforts at YPI and is building a new base of private support from corporations, foundations and individuals dedicated to assisting low-income youth and families in Los Angeles. For almost 20 years, Jodi has raised funds for and managed numerous large-scale initiatives in environmental conservation, economic development, wellness and the arts.
Jodi moved to Los Angeles in 2012 and was Los Angeles Program Director at the Trust for Public Land, after spending six years in the administration of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson in Santa Fe. There, she worked in both the Economic Development Department and Department of Cultural Affairs, and was also Executive Director of New Mexico’s statehood centennial, a wide-ranging commemoration that involved over 300 projects among diverse communities in 33 counties, as well as the establishment of the Centennial Children’s Legacy Fund.
Jodi’s career began as Development Director at Dance Theater Workshop and Dancing in the Streets in New York, where she raised funds from government, corporations, foundations and individuals to support the work of hundreds of artists, including youth and family programming.