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Jeannie Taekerton

Funding University
Founder & CEO

Jeannie has 20+ years of experience in marketing, strategy, and fundraising in consumer products, start-ups, secondary education, and the nonprofit sector, having acted in management and strategic consulting roles across several organizations. B.A. Princeton University.

Funding University is a new kind of student lender with a simple vision. We provide a “college completion” loan solution for successful students who find themselves facing the last gap in funding needed to achieve a valuable 4-year degree. We know that smart students tap all other sources - grants, aid, and low cost federal loans - but that, at today’s college costs, too many of them still can not access the money they need to get to the finish line. Since our founding in early 2015, we have found that a lot of people agree with us – and these investors, board members, advisors, and strategic partners are fueling our expansion. We couldn’t be more excited to be welcoming over 1,000 new student borrowers to join us in 2017 as we expand to over 11 new states.


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