Jeremy Kraut-Ordover

Chief Development Officer of MDA, Global Fundraising Executive, Transformative Philanthropy Expert

About Jeremy

As Chief Development Officer for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Jeremy Kraut-Ordover leads MDA’s efforts to raise philanthropic gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Kraut-Ordover leads a team of more than 100 professionals across the United States, raising funds for the #1 organization working to improve the lives of people living with neuromuscular diseases. Thus far in his career, Jeremy has led teams to raise an excess of $600 million and has personally raised more than $130 million.
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the #1 voluntary health organization in the United States for people living with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and other related neuromuscular diseases. For over 70 years, MDA has led the way in accelerating research, advancing care, and advocating for the support of its families. MDA’s mission is to empower the people they serve to live longer, more independent lives.
Kraut-Ordover, who joined MDA in 2022, has more than a decade of leadership experience in philanthropy, with a concentrated focus on education and health matters. Emboldened by the impact of transformational philanthropy, Jeremy is motivated by the intersection of those with need, those with the ability to help, and organizations focused on bringing the two closer together. At MDA, Kraut-Ordover has been working on modern approaches to fundraising and growing a team of front-line fundraisers who carry MDA’s message to donors of all sizes
Jeremy is on a mission to help raise the necessary capital to eventually find a cure for all neuromuscular diseases.


“After receiving my diagnosis and connecting with MDA, it was like the final piece of the puzzle was snapped into place, and I finally felt complete. Connecting with others and sharing my story with others who share similar struggles and truly understand me has been life-changing for me.’”
— Amy Shinneman, MDA National Ambassador
“Raising awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is a priority for me off the field because I have seen my mother, grandmother, and uncle live with a neuromuscular disease,’ said Buffalo Bills running back Hines. ‘I’m excited to continue raising awareness for MDA with my cleats to generate funds toward their mission, which is to accelerate research, advance care, and advocate for the support of families. Together we are making progress, and together we are empowering people to live longer, more independent lives; as I always say, together we fight!”
— Nyheim Hines, Buffalo Bills Running Back
“Jeremy, your work and success are so closely linked to how you approach every day authentically. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the amazing work you do!”
— Ian Johnston

Speaking Topic

Making An Impact: The Power Of Generosity In Creating A Legacy

For high-achieving professionals seeking to infuse their success with deeper meaning and purpose, Jeremy presents a powerful and inspiring message on how the practice of generosity can unleash untold levels of fulfillment and happiness. Through engaging insights and real-life examples, he demonstrates how making a positive impact in the world can bring about a more vibrant and satisfying life. Audience members will learn the multigenerational impact of generosity, understand the role of philanthropy in medical discovery, and the importance of genetic medicine in curing neuromuscular diseases.
Creating Purpose Through Generosity
Jeremy is dedicated to inspiring and facilitating the crucial fundraising needed to ultimately eradicate all forms of neuromuscular ailments. Moreover, he inspires individuals to unlock the power of generosity, showing how it can lead to greater meaning and fulfillment.

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