Jane L. Breyer leads the development, execution, and evaluation of fundraising and partnership strategies to advance the clean energy mission of Energy Foundation. She also advises international philanthropic partners and helps to lead efforts that drive resources to the climate and clean energy advocacy field globally. She recently completed a nearly two-year secondment as interim director of the Climate Leadership Initiative, a new organization whose mission is to exponentially increase philanthropic resources focused on climate change mitigation.
Jane has over 30 years of experience focused on connecting people, ideas, and resources. She came to Energy Foundation from HopeLab, where she served as Vice President for Partnerships and Impact HopeLab is part of the Omidyar Group which represents the interests of Pam Omidyar and her husband Pierre, the founder of eBay. Prior to joining HopeLab in 2013, Jane served as Vice President for External Affairs at Envision Education, a public charter-school management organization serving low-income students. Before that, she spent 10 years as an independent consultant to organizations such as The Roberts Enterprise Development Fund, Contemporary Jewish Museum, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Friends of the Urban Forest, Red Cloud Indian School, Environmental Defense Fund, Frameline, and the Chez Panisse Foundation, among others.
From 1992 to 2001, Jane served as the Director of Development for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, where she oversaw all aspects of a large development operation. Prior to her work at the AIDS Foundation, Jane spent a decade in the arts including leadership roles at the San Francisco Ballet and the Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York.