Chief Development Officer
Jodi Delaney joined the YPI team in 2014 to oversee development efforts and build a new base of private funding support. For almost 20 years, Jodi has raised funds for and managed numerous large-scale initiatives in environmental conservation, economic development, wellness and the arts.
A New Yorker at heart, 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. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children and a cat named Bullseye.