As a founder, and current Co-Chair, of Ecotrust Canada, Jacqueline Koerner has consistently brought innovative thinking, backed with evidence-based best practices, to charities, social enterprises and foundations focusing on capital and initiatives for public benefit.
Her extensive work experience includes public and private foundation grant-making; microfinance in North America and in the Global South; and doctoral research (UBC PhD, Geography) that examined the charitable programming/social enterprises of BRAC (Bangladesh), the world’s top ranked NGO. She is driven by a belief that understanding is the start, collaboration is key, and that people in the places they call home matter.
Jacqueline served as a Director and Vice-Chair of Ecotrust (Portland, OR), 1994-2005. She is a proud geographer who can nearly always be found in her vegetable garden or drinking coffee.