Jason Baxendale


Jason Baxendale is the chief development officer for The Chicago Community Trust. As the head of development and member of the Trust’s senior leadership team, he provides leadership in all aspects of asset development and donor engagement. He also served as co-director for the We Are Chicago Campaign, which raised over $1.6 billion in honor of the Trust’s 100th anniversary. He joined the Trust in 2004.

Baxendale serves on the Board of Directors of the Civic Federation, the PERT Foundation, and the Glasser and Rosenthal Family Foundation. He is a member of The Chicago Club and serves on its Membership Commission. He is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, the Executive’s Club of Chicago, the Chicago Estate Planning Council, the Chicago Council on Planned Giving and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Baxendale earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Kansas State University, an MBA degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a JD degree from Washburn University School of Law.