Jody Madler, Executive Director of Advancement, has been with IES Abroad since 2017. In this role, she provides leadership and strategic vision for the charitable fundraising and alumni engagement work of IES Abroad.
Before coming to IES Abroad, Jody was the Director of Major Gifts for Midtown Educational Foundation (MEF), an afterschool and summertime academic enrichment and tutoring program for Chicago at-risk urban youth. During her 17-year tenure with MEF, Jody was responsible for all corporate, foundation, and major gift fundraising. During her final five years with MEF, Jody launched a spring benefit luncheon in collaboration with a women’s volunteer board, which grew to provide significant funding in support of MEF’s summer programs.
Jody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from DePauw University. During her junior year at DePauw, she studied abroad in Strasbourg, France. Today, she serves in a volunteer leadership role at MEF through serving as a member of its Metro Achievement Council.