Jean Tickell brings to her clients at Schultz & Williams a broad range of expertise in major gifts, annual giving, marketing, and innovative strategies. Since joining the firm in 2010, she has provided campaign planning, communications and strategic development services, and interim staffing for clients in the culture, education, environment, economic development, and social services arenas. Jean is continually inspired by the nonprofit sector’s power and its affirmation of the necessity of equity and diversity in fundraising.

Jean particularly enjoys working with S&W colleagues across the company’s lines of service. She was part of the S&W team that included direct response colleagues on a project with a foundation for children’s health and with S&W planning colleagues on a project with an international wildlife health center. Through S&W StaffSolutions™, Jean has served as interim staff for clients such as the Center City District, Please Touch Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and The Baldwin School.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining S&W, Jean led the development and communications teams at Germantown Friends School. She served as director of development at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and Carson Valley School; she also served as director of donor relations for the University of Pennsylvania. Jean began her career in fundraising at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Because of her early experience copy editing automotive transmission manuals at the Chilton Book Company, she values precision in language and is a notoriously meticulous proofer of all written materials.

Jean is former board chair of Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering (ELiTE), a community-based youth development organization working with students in Harlem and Ghana.

Recent S&W Clients

  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Pennsylvania Humanities Council
  • Delaware Museum of Natural History
  • The Foundation for Delaware County
  • Shelburne Museum
  • Maternity Care Coalition
  • Mission Kids Advocacy Center


Bachelor’s Degree in English and Foreign Careers – Lehigh University