Director of Finance
Chris Jenkins serves as a member of the senior leadership team and is
responsible for the Blandin Foundation’s overall financial management. Prior to joining Blandin Foundation in 2017, Chris served as chief financial officer for the non-profit Northland Counseling Center in Grand Rapids, Minn. Chris also founded and owned a certified public accounting firm where he expanded into providing financial services. He is a certified public accountant and holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from National American University and Associate in Arts degree from Itasca Community College. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids. Chris is an alumnus of the Blandin Community Leadership Program and has volunteered with a number of nonprofit organizations, such as the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program and Grand Rapids Area Library Foundation.