Meet our Manager of Corporate and Foundation Giving

Family Equality is thrilled to welcome Jo to our Development Department!

Jo Boileau

Manager, Corporate and Foundation Giving


Jo Boileau (he/him) joins us as our Manager of Corporate and Foundation Giving!

In this role, Jo is a member of our Development team and works across our organization to develop and maintain relationships with corporate and foundation partners to catalyze our work of ensuring the universal freedom to find, form, and sustain family.

Jo’s experience spans from non-profits to higher-education, where he has led development and public relations campaigns, as well as full-cycle recruitment and yield initiatives. He’s been a lecturer, marketer, fundraiser, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice champion. He anchors his work in the power of relationships and collective community action, and is excited to be bringing these experiences to work everyday to secure lived and legal equality for queer families everywhere. 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Purdue University, where he made history serving as Purdue’s first openly-gay Student Body President. 

Top 3 favorite podcasts, books, or TV shows?

Whistling Vivaldi and The Velvet Rage have been critical in shaping how I approach social justice work, and understand my own identities. Right now, I’m reading Pageboy, Elliot Page’s memoir. Not the biggest podcast listener, but I am absolutely enamored with the show Abbot Elementary.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? 

I am an avid sports fan, and my teams are Purdue (everything) and Nashville Predators hockey! When I’m not cheering for one of my favorite teams, I can be found baking and trying out new things in the kitchen, at  the gym, or spending quality time with my partner and friends!

What drives you to do this work?

Growing up queer in the South, I feel a deep and  personal sense of urgency to meet this moment of increasingly-aggressive attacks on our rights, especially for our rural queer youth and families. This fight demands the best of us.

What does family equality mean to you? 

Family Equality means agency; it means the freedom to shape my family as I desire. It means to be deserving of the same rights, privileges, responsibilities, and respect as any other family.

Life motto:

“A pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.” 

– Marge Piercy