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Jeanné Lewis



Jeanné Lewis serves as CEO at Faith in Public Life. She is a nonprofit executive, faith-based organizer, and authority on creating empowered communities. She has dedicated her career to building bridges, closing equity gaps and creating policies that lead to strong, thriving and self-determined cities.

As the vice president and chief engagement officer at the National Center for Responsive Philanthropy, Jeanné connected social justice organizations to the funding networks they’ve traditionally lacked access to so that they can increase their impact and persuade funders to improve their practice. Prior to that, she was the director of US Programs at Search for Common Ground, responsible for advancing bipartisan conversations and policies to address racial injustice. She’s further built support networks for military families and worked as a faith-based community organizer in Ohio and Florida.

Her consulting company, I to I Consulting, specializes in conflict resolution, strategic coalition-building and developing and implementing community-led solutions.  

Jeanné resides in Washington, DC. She is a member of the DC Working Families Party, St. Augustine Catholic Parish and SongRise, a women’s social justice acapella group. In addition, Jeanné served on the Board of Directors of Faith in Public Life from 2016 to 2022 and currently sits on the National Advisory Council of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, the Board of Directors of Generations for Peace, USA, the president’s council of Search for Common Ground, is a member of the Faith and Giving Task Force of the Generosity Commission, and is a former candidate for DC Council At-Large.

Jeanné received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and holds a M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Antioch University Midwest.

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