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Jamie Strait

Jamie joined the Highland Park Community Foundation in 2018 and brings deep experience in philanthropy and community outreach.

Jamie is the Executive Director of Schools and Programs for Alumni Relations and Development at Northwestern University. In this role, she leads the teams that fundraise for Northwestern’s non-degree conferring units, including Student Affairs, University Libraries, Financial Aid and the Block Museum of Art, as well as the Parent Giving program.

An alumna of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Jamie spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist before joining Northwestern’s development team in 2009. She serves as the liaison to the board of Northwestern Hillel and is a member of the executive board of the Indian Trail Elementary School PTO. She lives in Highland Park with her husband, Mark Muller, and their three children.