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About Jenny Norris Peterson

Jenny Norris Peterson is a philanthropy speaker, writer, and consultant working with not-for-profits and families through her business, Norris Peterson Consulting. She speaks nationally on women’s philanthropy for audiences of women as well as not-for-profit professionals wanting to learn how to engage women as donors.

She currently is writing a book featuring more than 30 astoundingly generous women spanning a wide range of ages, ethnicities, and asset levels.

Jenny formerly was a Philanthropic Advisor for Lutheran World Relief and for Luther Seminary. While serving LSS of Minnesota, she co-created the Dare to Dream conference and statewide educational focus on women’s philanthropy.

A graduate of St. Olaf College, Jenny recently served on the national steering committee for the ELCA’s successful $200 million comprehensive campaign.

She married her college sweetheart and they live in St. Paul, Minnesota. International travel is their shared hobby.



Jenny helps women see the power and potential they have to be philanthropists and shows how they can accomplish it.


Jenny provides the coaching and tools development professionals need to create or expand programs that inspire women to give philanthropically.

Coming Soon


Astounding Generosity

30 Women Who Change the World Through Giving


I’ve worked with Jenny and have seen her inspire audiences. I’m delighted she is speaking and writing about women’s philanthropy because this focus is greatly overlooked in advancement work. Women control or have an important voice in wealth management and charitable distributions, though they don’t always realize it. 

Women should be empowered to make their voices known, and Jenny will expand their awareness and equip them with strategies to make a difference.

Bradley Reiners, JD

Senior Gift Planning Manager
Twin Cities Public Television