Chair, Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Jennie Rosenthal is a fifth-generation Cincinnatian. She currently serves as a member of the Global Advisory Council of the Wilson Center (located in Washington, D.C.), a co-director of the Rosenthal Family Foundation, an executive committee member of the board of the Ohio Innocence Project, and an emeritus trustee of the Contemporary Arts Center.
Jennie has led fundraising and grassroots efforts for local, state and, national political campaigns, serving on the national finance committee for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 and Secretary Hillary Clinton in 2016 and as a delegate in 2008 and 2012. She has hosted numerous political events and organized countless phone banks and canvasses since 2004.
In 2004, Peter Frampton played a set for John Kerry supporters in her front yard, she installed 20 phone lines in her basement, ran canvassing, city wide, from her home and organized over 100 visibility events.
For Senator Sherrod Brown, she hosted events with then Senator Barrack Obama, Martin Sheen, Cecile Richards, Cory Booker, and a concert with Carole King attended by 500 donors.
Additionally, she held events for the DNC with Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Howard Dean.
For Barack Obama, she held events with President and Michelle Obama, as well as co-organized a “vote early rock late” rally/concert with the bands The National and The Breeders, featuring speaker Natalie Portman, attended by 5000 people, which resulted in thousands of young people voting early, at the nearby Board of Elections, which stayed open late to accommodate the crowd.
She hosted Secretary Hillary Clinton in her home in 2015, and President Bill Clinton at several events throughout Cincinnati in 2016.
And she’s knocked on thousands of doors.
She has served on and led a number of boards over the past 20 years including the Contemporary Arts Center, the Playhouse in the Park, the Seven Hills School, the YWCA, Findlay Market, the Teton Valley Ranch Camp of Jackson Hole, Wyo., the University of Cincinnati Rowing Alumni Association, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation community investment committee.
Jennie’s two children are Liz, 25, who works as the National Finance Assistant for the Democratic National Committee in Washington D.C., and Andrew, 23, who works in finance advising companies on M&A and raising private capital in Nashville, Tenn. She resides in Cincinnati and Maine.