Jennifer Meeropol is the Executive Director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children. The RFC is a public foundation created to honor Jenn’s grandparents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, by assisting the families of today’s activists who are experiencing repression.
The Fund aids children in the U.S. whose parents have been attacked while struggling to wage peace, preserve civil liberties, safeguard the environment, combat racism, and organize on behalf of workers, political prisoners, the LGBTQ community, and others whose rights are under threat. The RFC also helps young activists (up to age 25) who are fighting for progressive causes and have been targeted because of their organizing. Since its start in 1990, the RFC has awarded more than $6.5 million and helps hundreds of children and youth each year.
Before joining the RFC in 2007, Jenn received her B.A. from Harvard University and her M.A. from Brown University. Jenn then spent almost a decade administering programs in the non-profit and higher education sectors, including as Program Manager at Campus Compact, a coalition of nearly 1,100 college and university presidents committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. She has authored or edited several journals and books including The Community’s College: Indicators of Engagement at Two Year Colleges and One with the Community: Indicators of Engagement at Minority Serving Institutions.