“Always walk where you like your steps.”

 Dave Matthews

Jen Skeldon

Jen Skeldon

President & Founder

Jen Skeldon, Founder, and President, brings over twenty years of experience working with organizations desiring to positively impact the community. Jen specializes in project and event management, social media strategy and management, and community outreach.

Jen’s expertise has helped nonprofit organizations maximize resources and raise over a million dollars through special events and fundraising initiatives. Her clients include Avenues for Autism (Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism), Advocates for Basic Legal Equality and Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Dental Center of Northwest Ohio, Carly Cares, Aurora Project, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, American Red Cross, and YWCA of Toledo.

She has managed hundreds of events, including concerts, lecture series, galas, golf outings, and fundraising dinners. In addition, Jen has hosted recording artists, TV and film personalities, authors, comedians, and pro athletes; including bestselling author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, University of Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh, Grammy and Emmy Winner, Queen Latifah, and Oscar and Grammy nominee rock band, Counting Crows.

Jen is active in the community and has served on several boards and committees, including United Way of Greater Toledo, Women’s Initiative, Susan G. Komen of Northwest Ohio, ZEST Toledo, Association of Fundraising Professionals, UpTown Association, Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Chapter, and University of Toledo Greek Alumni Affiliate.

Jen holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from The University of Toledo and has presented event and program development topics to national and regional conferences.

Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, Lifelong Ohioan Jen and her husband Mark live in Perrysburg with their teenage daughters. Jen’s interests include playing tennis, gardening, and following current events.

“Jen Skeldon is buttoned up, connected, and passionate about powering growth for the benefit of non-profits and the community. Jen focuses on cultivating rich, productive relationships from event planning to fundraising. Jen and her team helped us elevate our growing non-profit by sharing proven strategies and creating a plan for us to grow based on our unique mission and goals. Most importantly, Jen and her team helped us successfully execute that plan. Looking forward to our next project.”  Carly Cares

Heather Unsinger

President, Carly Cares

“Having worked with event planners before, I thought I knew what to expect when contracting with Jen to coordinate the Avenues for Autism 9 & Wine FORE Autism and Party IS! Event.  I quickly realized Jen was not satisfied with simply coordinating an event but was passionate about creating an experience focused on our mission and values.  Her talent for understanding our long-term vision, desired impact, and ability to bring together people working towards a shared mission not only helped us create an amazing event experience for all but also helped us develop new community partners and a broader audience supporting our work.”

Catina Harding, MSW

Community Autism and Mental Health Advocate

“Over the past two years, OSAE has worked closely with Jen Skeldon to host large-scale events on behalf of our state association. We work with a contingency of meeting planners, event specialists, and industry leaders with very high expectations. Not once have we felt that Jen or J. Skeldon Consulting Partners and Events didn’t meet or even exceed these expectations. Jen understands her clients’ needs and those of the shareholders they serve. She develops targeted, multi-tiered strategies that capture the client’s desires while also elevating the participants’ experiences.”

Jarrod A. Clabaugh, CAE

President & CEO, Ohio Society of Association