Vice President, Development & Marketing Named

March 31, 2011 (Syracuse, NY) – Jennifer Owens was promoted to Vice President, Development & Marketing at the Central New York Community Foundation. Jennifer has been with the Community Foundation since 2004, where she started as a Program Associate. Most recently, she held the position of Director of Donor Relations.

Jennifer serves as head of the Development & Marketing Department, directly supervising the development and communications staff. She oversees the development of the Community Foundation’s permanent charitable funds and helps donors to structure personally satisfying and effective ways to accomplish their charitable giving goals.

Jennifer holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degree from The American University. Her 14 year career in philanthropy included six years with private foundations in Washington, D.C., where she participated in the grant review process and provided oversight of grant administration.

The Central New York Community Foundation has served Central New York for over 80 years, receiving, managing and distributing charitable funds for the benefit of nonprofit organizations. Grants are awarded for programs in the areas of human services, arts and culture, education, environment, health, economic development and civic affairs. The region’s largest endowed philanthropic foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation awards more than $5 million in grants to nonprofit organizations annually. The Community Foundation, of 431 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, can be reached at (315) 422-9538 or

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