Jean Tickell

Senior Consultant


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 has been part of the strategic planning team’s engagements with community foundations and a children’s advocacy organization, among others. Through S&W StaffSolutions™, Jean has served as interim staff for clients such as Pennsylvania Humanities, the Center City District, , Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and American Friends Service Committee.

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 in publishing, she values precision in language and has a high regard for communicating clearly and with feeling.

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.

Client Experience

  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Pennsylvania Humanities
  • Center for Architecture + Design
  • Zion Baptist Church/Called to Serve CDC
  • The Foundation for Delaware County
  • Shelburne Museum
  • Maternity Care Coalition
  • Mission Kids Advocacy Center

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