Chief Solutions Officer
Jen Skeldon brings over twenty-five years of experience working with organizations to deliver mission-driven programming, events, and outreach to the community.
Jen’s expertise has helped organizations maximize resources and raise over a million dollars through special events, fundraising initiatives, concerts, lecture series, galas, golf outings, and virtual events. Together with partners, Jen has hosted recording artists, TV and film personalities, authors, comedians, and pro athletes, including bestselling author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and University of Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh.
Additionally, Jen’s clients and partners include global Appendix Cancer and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei patient and caregiver support network PMP Pals, Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, United Way of Northwest Ohio Women’s Initiative, Avenues for Autism (Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism), Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO), Carly Cares benefitting children with rare genetic diseases and Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria, Aurora Project serving homeless women and children in Northwest Ohio, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and YWCA of Toledo.
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Committed to her community, Jen actively serves and supports many organizations, including United Way Women’s Initiative supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Susan G. Komen NWO Race for the Cure, Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, Pi Beta Phi Ohio Epsilon Alumnae Chapter, and the University of Toledo Alumni Affiliate. Jen proudly holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from The University of Toledo – GO ROCKETS!
Lifelong Ohioan Jen was born and raised in the number one Best Coastal Small Town, 2023, Sandusky, Ohio. Jen is married to Mark Skeldon, a plaintiff attorney practicing personal injury and consumer law. Jen and Mark are the proud parents of daughters Meghan and Kate.
feedback from community invigorators
“Jen Skeldon is buttoned up, connected, and passionate about powering growth for the benefit of nonprofits and the community. Jen focuses on cultivating rich, productive relationships from event planning to fundraising. Jen and her team helped us elevate our growing nonprofit 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.”
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 Advocate
“Over the past two years, OSAP 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 Professionals
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