Rita German, a member of the TCB Fund Development committee, joined The Community Builders, Inc. board of directors in November 2018. Currently, German is Vice President, Northeast Office of Non-Profit Engagement at JPMorgan Chase & Co. She previously served as director of community investments at John Hancock Financial Services. Prior to joining John Hancock, German spent five years as development director with United Way Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, managing the Private Equity, Venture Capital Hedge Fund donor group. In her role German managed a portfolio of 300 donors within the PE/VC segment, which raised $3.5 million annually, and was responsible for all solicitation, stewardship, programming, marketing and events, budgets, business planning implementation and analysis.
Prior to United Way, German worked in public relations at several organizations and firms including Bloomingdales, Cone Communications, Solomon McCown Co. and Porter Novelli. German is a graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication. She is an alumni of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Future Leaders Class of 2010 and former Boston Mayor Menino’s Onein3 Advisory Council. She currently serves on Citizen’s School’s Council of Champions and is the immediate past co-chair of WGBH’s Community Advisory Board – Boston’s PBS affiliate station. German previously served 10 years on the YWCA Boston Board of Director’s Executive committee.