Saturday, July 13, 2024

Williamsburg Community Foundation Names New Development & Communications Officer

Jenn Daley, newly appointed Development & Communications Officer at the Williamsburg Community Foundation, brings over 25 years of nonprofit experience to her role. Her expertise will advance the Foundation’s mission during its 25th anniversary campaign to expand grantmaking efforts. (Williamsburg Community Foundation)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Community Foundation (WCF) announced it has selected Jennifer S. “Jenn” Daley to serve as its Development & Communications Officer.

Daley’s focus will be on enhancing awareness and garnering support for the foundation and its community partners, it said, adding that joining during the WCF’s 25th anniversary and its campaign to raise three-quarters of a million dollars for expanded grantmaking, Daley will help shape the foundation’s local presence and impact.

“We are so pleased to have Jenn bring her many years of communications expertise and community knowledge to the Williamsburg Community Foundation.  We look forward to providing a more robust donor experience under her leadership.” noted WCF president Nancy Sullivan.

Daley is a seasoned development and public relations professional with more than 25 years in the nonprofit and public sectors, according to the foundation, bringing extensive experience in major giving, annual giving, donor relations, and nonprofit communications and marketing.

Originally from West Virginia and a resident of Williamsburg for nearly 18 years, Daley led donor communications for the comprehensive campaign for the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown during her tenure with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, WCF noted.

She has served as Development Director at Dream Catchers and Bacon Street Youth and Family Services, and as Communications and Data Director for the Virginia Living Museum. Her early career included roles with the National Park Service, the American Jail Association, and Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland, according to the foundation.

Daley holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and anthropology from Shepherd University and has completed post-graduate work in Integrated Design and communications at the University of Baltimore.

“I am thrilled to join the Williamsburg Community Foundation during such a momentous time in its history,” said Daley. “The chance to strengthen WCF’s mission, collaborate with our community partners, and enhance our grantmaking capacity is incredibly inspiring. I’m eager to bring my expertise to the table, helping to elevate the WCF’s impact and visibility and making a meaningful difference in our community.”

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