Jennifer Stefano

Jennifer Stefano

Executive Vice President

Jennifer Stefano is the Executive Vice President of the Commonwealth Foundation. She writes a bi-weekly column for the Philadelphia Inquirer and has appeared frequently on television shows including Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto, Hannity, Fox & Friends, The Ingraham Angle, and Fox Business Network’s Making Money with Charles Payne.

Her work has been published in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, and FoxNews.com.

The former Emmy-nominated TV reporter and anchor previously worked at Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation.

Jennifer serves as a Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum. She was formerly a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute.

She holds a business degree from Villanova University and spent most of her career in the private sector.

Jennifer is a mother and a native Philadelphian who says, “I want to live a useful life. I feel useful doing work that helps people—especially children—flourish.”

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Are Pa. Public Schools Profiting from COVID?

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • March 10, 2021

Are Pennsylvania public schools profiting off the coronavirus pandemic—while many are keeping their doors closed to students? That’s the question Laura Ingraham asked Jennifer Stefano last night on Fox News.

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Op-Ed: Should Pa. increase education funding by raising taxes?

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • February 15, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2021 budget proposal put education at its center, featuring an extra $1.5 billion for public schools paid for by raising personal income taxes. While officials say the…

Commentary

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No, Pennsylvania Lawmakers can’t Pick their own Electors

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • December 18, 2020

The truth is, there is tradition around voting in Pennsylvania, but, more importantly, there are laws. Those laws and the powers they delegated to Pennsylvanians in the voting booth should…

Commentary

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Op-Ed: How Pennsylvania Democrats Deliberately Stoked 2020 Election Chaos

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • November 9, 2020

Republicans and Democrats have long understood the problems with mass mail-in ballots. The usual stages of ballot security are lost: unlike absentee ballots, some people are claiming they received unsolicited mail-in…

Commentary

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Op-Ed: I still believe America’s brightest days are ahead

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • November 2, 2020

The British soldier was right—only we can govern ourselves, but Walter and Peggy give hope that this American approach works. This election week, we should follow their lead, treating those…

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The Reckoning: Before Privilege, Check Your Results

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • August 13, 2020

It’s time for action, not photo ops. America is at her best when we forge unity through difficult times. But if we believe every life has value and that all…

Commentary

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Don’t Forget the “Forgotten Americans” in 2020

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • July 27, 2020

While the Trump administration’s tariffs may temporarily boost business for some suppliers, they bleed American manufacturing jobs and raise costs for consumers. Most alarmingly to many Trump voters, he has…

Commentary

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The Reckoning: Before Privilege, Check Your Results

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • July 17, 2020

It’s time for action, not photo ops. America is at her best when we forge unity through difficult times. But if we believe every life has value and that all…

Commentary

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