Jennifer Gilardi

Director, Tax and Financial Planning, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies

Jennifer Gilardi joined the staff of Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies in October 2012 as Director of Tax and Financial Planning. In this role, Jen serves the grantmaking entities under the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies umbrella and is responsible for their tax compliance.

In addition to her tax role, Jen supports due diligence efforts related to investments and grantmaking, advises program teams on long-term grantmaking plans, oversees the payroll function, and assists with special projects. Outside of her role with the Finance Department, Jen also oversees serves in a more advisory role with respect to long-term project planning.

Before joining the Philanthropies, Jen was a tax director at Deloitte Tax LLP, responsible for providing tax planning, compliance, and consulting services to many of the largest nonprofit organizations in the United States.


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