Jennie van den Boogaard

Director of Development


Jennie van den Boogaard joined Rape Victim Advocates (RVA) as the Director of Development in October 2017. Jennie previously served as the Individual Giving Officer at Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL), which provides reproductive health care to more than 65,000 patients and sexual education to more than 12,000 students in Illinois annually. At PPIL, Jennie worked to increase financial support and build relationships with individual donors, create donor communication materials, and plan three annual fundraising events. Prior to joining RVA as a staff member, Jennie volunteered with RVA as a rape crisis counselor and medical advocate for more than three years, and served on the volunteer committee for two years. During her time as a volunteer, she responded to 24 calls at hospitals around the city and provided more than 100 hours of direct counseling. In her free time, Jennie volunteers with PPIL and brags about RVA’s life-changing services. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in Social Policy, with minors in Gender Studies and Environmental Policy.