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About Jenni

For as long as I can remember, my passion has been to connect people... to help them feel included... to help them feel valued. Building affinity groups has become my passion because that's what affinity programs do. It's a way to engage donors with organizations and missions that resonate with them. It provides a way for donors to be part of something bigger than what they can do on their own. And through great stewardship, they see how valuable their time and resources can be. 


I have 15 years of experience in higher education. Much of that time has been spent building affinity programs in athletic and philanthropy units. Throughout my career, I have successfully raised millions for institutions through strategic, affinity-based programs that focus on donor belonging and retention. Over the past three years, I built a robust fundraising program centered around mid-level donors and affinity groups, generating more than $1,850,000 in memberships and major gifts.

You may also discover this on your own if you checked out my LinkedIn. I am a co-founder and co-owner of Copper Bottom Craft Distillery, a producer of award-winning rum and vodka in Daytona Beach. Together with my husband, Jeremy, we have three daughters: Carmen (7), Mason (6), and Brooklyn (1).  

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