Jason Baxendale


Jason Baxendale is the Chief Development Officer for The Chicago Community Trust. As the head of development and donor services, 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.

Baxendale joined the Trust in 2004. He is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the Chicago Council on Planned Giving, the Chicago Estate Planning Council 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.