Jean Tickell brings to her clients at Schultz & Williams a broad range of expertise in major gifts, annual giving, marketing and innovative strategies. Since joining the firm in 2010, she has provided campaign planning communications and strategic development services and interim staffing for clients in the arts, culture, education, economic development and social services arenas.
Jean’s recent clients include the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Shelburne Museum (VT), Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center and US Squash (New York, NY). She particularly enjoys working with S&W colleagues across the company’s lines of service. She was part of the S&W team that included direct response colleagues on a project with the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (Palo Alto, CA) and with S&W planning colleagues on a project with the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center (Davis, CA). Through S&W StaffSolutions, Jean has served as interim staff for clients such as the Center City District, Please Touch Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and The Baldwin School.
Prior to joining S&W, Jean led the development and communications teams at Germantown Friends School. She served as director of development at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and at Carson Valley School; she also served as director of donor relations for the University of Pennsylvania. Jean began her career in fundraising at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Because of her early experience copy editing automotive transmission manuals at the Chilton Book Company, she values precision in language and is a notoriously meticulous proofer of all written materials.
Jean is former Board chair of Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (ELiTE), a community-based youth development organization serving students in Harlem and Ghana. She has a B.A. degree from Lehigh University.