Alumni Stories

Jennifer Ann Delaney (G’05)

Former Executive Director, Global Action for Children

Location: Georgetown University Medical Center
Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06)
Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10) Jennifer Ann Delaney

As a prospective student, Delaney was attracted to Georgetown’s commitment to service and focus on social justice. Throughout her studies at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, she was particularly affected by a leadership class taught by Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne. While she was earning a master’s degree in policy management, Delaney served as executive director of Global Action for Children. She is a children’s advocate with more than 15 years of international business and development experience in Asia, Africa and Europe.

Delaney served as senior program officer for the Johns Hopkins Center’s Africa Alive initiative, which uses music and entertainment to teach young people about AIDS prevention. At the Hope for African Children Initiative, she played a key role in successfully advocating that 10 percent of the funding provided by the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 be dedicated to programs for orphans and vulnerable children. She has served on the board of the Firelight Foundation, the Children Affected by AIDS steering committee, and the Better Care Network Communications Group. For seven years, Delaney worked in Japan for Kyodo Tokyo Inc., one of Asia’s premier entertainment firms, where she negotiated concert tours and endorsement deals for major American and British performing artists for the Japanese and Asian markets.

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