Jennifer Stefano

Jennifer Stefano

Executive Vice President

Jennifer Stefano is the Executive Vice President of the Commonwealth Foundation, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and a proud native Philadelphian.

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

Jennifer served as a Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and as a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute. She holds a business degree from Villanova University.

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Op-Ed: Want To Grow Your Nonprofit? Stop Fundraising

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • September 14, 2021

Originally published at Forbes My challenge to you: Bring joy back to your development efforts by not fundraising. Sounds crazy, right? But you can drive forward and build your…

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Op-Ed: For real attacks on democracy, look to Pennsylvania

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • May 11, 2021

On May 18, two amendments will be on Pennsylvania’s primary ballot. One limits emergency declarations to 21 days and requires legislative approval for any extension. The other allows the legislature…

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Op-Ed: COVID-19 shows Catholic schools are a necessity

  • Jennifer Stefano
  • March 12, 2021

For nearly a year, millions of students haven’t set foot in a classroom — an unimaginable disruption that has profoundly affected the lives of America’s youngest generation. I promise you,…

Commentary

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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…

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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…

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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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