Jon Eisenburg longs to see fundraisers, ministry partners, and development systems that increasingly reflect the lavish generosity of our Father. He caught this vision as an InterVarsity Campus Staff Minister in Central Pennsylvania, which only continued to grow as he served as an Assistant Regional Director overseeing regional fundraising efforts and then as our first National Advancement Officer (NAO) in 2008. During his season as NAO, he helped build the team that successfully completed our first two capital campaigns.
He returned to InterVarsity in 2021 after four and a half years as Vice President of Advancement at Water Street Mission, an organization based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that offers innovative, trauma-informed care to people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. While at Water Street, he led a team of 15 people who were responsible for Marketing, Major Gifts, Events, Volunteer Ministry, Donation Processing, and the donor database.
Jon has also worked part-time with The FOCUS Group, where he supported clients through the Feasibility Study and Capital Campaign process as well as supporting their donor research department.
Jon became a Christian through InterVarsity’s witnessing community at Lehigh University after growing up as a spiritually confused child of a Jewish father, who was a professor at Lehigh, and a Christian mother.
He is a graduate of Lehigh University, where he studied Music and Philosophy in their College Scholars program. His Honors Thesis explored Nietzsche’s view of how art can redeem our existential crisis with a particular eye toward the role of Beethoven and Stravinsky. Ironically, Jesus revealed himself to Jon while researching and writing about the one claiming “God is Dead.”
Jon is married to Jennifer, who was on staff with InterVarsity for 23 years, serving most recently as an Area Director with our Graduate and Faculty Ministries. They have a 16-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son. When not taking kids to the horse barn or soccer field, Jon enjoys conversations with friends, good food, being in nature, listening to music, watching Liverpool Soccer, or reading theology and science fiction.