Paul Jeden joined the ACLU team in February 2006. He earned a B.A. with honors in Metro-Urban studies at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. After graduation Paul worked as a Housing Specialist for the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota, then as a Homelessness Prevention Advocate for Person to Person in Minneapolis. In this position he placed Section 8 voucher holders into homes, advocated for low-income families who were at-risk of losing their housing, and supported the executive director in planning the spring fundraiser, building community partnerships, and conducting other development efforts.
Paul’s honors include being granted the Augsburg College Marina Christensen Award for social justice and community service, and winning the Sociologists of Minnesota research project competition.
At the ACLU of Michigan, Paul is responsible for drafting grant proposals and managing grants received; managing all aspects of individual annual gift fundraising including direct mail, in-person fundraising requests, and the monthly gift club; and conducting financial reports and other aspects of development administration.