Community Impact Advisors
Principal & Managing Director
May 2019 - Present
“It takes a village to get the work done, and when people are given hope, they can start to move the needle to create purposeful and impactful change for their community.
It is a privilege to partner with Non-Profit Organizations across the country to transform their communities and be leaders in innovation, progressive and critical thinking, and collaboration. We are dedicated to supporting organizations of all sizes to achieve mission impact and exceed their fundraising goals.”
The Salvation Army
Executive Director of Development
April 2014 – May 2019
Jennifer served as the Chief Development Officer and is responsible to plan, direct, coordinate, supervise, monitor and evaluate the day-to-day operations of all development functions for the Division including direct mail appeals, government and foundation grants, capital campaign process, media relations and digital media, planned giving, major gifts, research, various advisory boards, and donor database administration. This position serves as a technical resource to the Divisional Commander and provides recommendations in all areas of community relations and development. This key leadership role interacts with a wide range of contacts both within and outside The Salvation Army; acting as a representative of the Army and an ambassador of its mission.
Executive Director & Regional Major Gifts Officer
2010 – April 2014 (4 years)
Jennifer was responsible for planning, implementing, managing and evaluating events and programs that bring together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers across the Islands to raise funds for, and awareness, of arthritis and related diseases, the most common cause of disability in America. In Hawai‘i, over 236,000 people are diagnosed with one of the 120 different forms of Arthritis.
University of Hawaii Foundation
Director of Development
2006 – 2010 (4 years)
Jennifer was the Director of Development for the William S. Richardson School of Law. This position focused on assisting the Dean in formulating a comprehensive development plan for the institution. Together, they identified key prospects and created a strategy for private fund development and cultivation. Under Jennifer's tenure, the William S. Richardson School of Law raised the 2nd highest amount of private funds since the inception of the Law School in 1973.
Hawaii Baptist Academy
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Officer
November 2002 – April 2006 (3 years 6 months)
In 2004, Jennifer designed and initiated the school’s first Alumni program, generating interest and support from alumni across the United States. She also took the lead on managing all special events for the Institutional Advancement office and traveled throughout the United States to gain support from the school’s major donors and alumni.