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Jill Kaplan

Senior Director of External Affairs, Hot Bread Kitchen


Jill Kaplan has more than 15 years of experience in development, communications, grantmaking, and social enterprise management. As Senior Director of External Affairs for Hot Bread Kitchen, Jill oversees fundraising, communications and marketing, in addition to board engagement and external partnership strategy to support deepening of mission and market impacts in New York City and beyond. Jill most recently served as Vice President of Programs and Communications for Endeavor Foundation, a community foundation with $170M in assets investing in non-profits and social enterprises across Northwest Arkansas. Before Endeavor, she led a $25 million capital campaign to build an award-winning polar bear, seal and sea lion exhibit at the Louisville Zoo. Jill holds a BA from The George Washington University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young sons.