Jeff Kruse is a Development Associate at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, where he works to cultivate strong relationships with supporters in the greater community. He comes from a background focusing on education and learning tool development, having worked for private companies and as an independent consultant for schools and districts both in the United States and China. One of his greatest passions is working towards universal literacy.
He served as Director of Operations for Edgar Miller Legacy, a local arts and culture non-profit, helping to grow a start-up foundation into an organization with thousands of constituents worldwide. He serves on several boards for arts, culture, and history non-profits in Chicago, including Chicago Art Deco Society, promoting values of preservation, stewardship, and continuation of community-based knowledge.