Jill Griffiths

Jill Griffiths

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Jill Griffiths is a communications specialist with 25 years of experience and a strong sense of advocacy. For years, Jill traveled extensively on behalf of her clients in the nonprofit and corporate sectors. Every country she visited, Jill made it a point of visiting children in orphanages. Today she travels extensively across the Twin Cities shuttling two Chinese-born daughters to activities involving school, music and sports. Raised by an Olympian mother, Jill was introduced early to the importance of health and wellness. Currently, Jill is Chief Development Officer at the National Sports Center Foundation.

Twice, Jill has lived and worked in China where her daughters learned the language and culture of their motherland. She is writing a book based on these experiences. Photography is a passion, as is learning of cultures other than her own. Jill’s photographs from Tanzania have been published in National Geographic.

An active member of her community in Minneapolis, Jill sits on the Advisory Board for the China Center, and advises the China Champion Program – a collaboration between Beijing Sports University and the University of MN. She also serves the Development Committee at Yinghua Academy, and Board of Directors for Midway Speedskating.