Sep 3, 2018
Janis Bowdler's road to the JPMorgan Chase Foundation started with a personal realization. As a child, she saw that her neighborhood did not have the same resources as others and she was determined to change that paradigm. As Policy Director at National Council of La Raza, now UnidosUS, Janis worked with member organizations whose zip codes have been considered pre-determinants for a lack of access to quality housing, education and jobs. She brought those groups to meet with their elected leaders on Capital Hill where they explained the problems those families face, from foreclosure to unsound housing conditions. and the need for both resources and policy change. As Janis says, their advocacy potential was incredible. They had the data, the stories, the evidence in the thick of the crisis. Now, as President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Janis applies her experience and deep knowledge about community economic development to global philanthropy. Janis is the right person, in the right seat.