Good citizenship demands local involvement. Jennifer lives that.
Jennifer served on the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (CSFAC) Board of Trustees from 2004-2011, the last two years as Chair. She remains active as an advisory board member of this unique, Rocky Mountain region arts institution. As with every business–profit or nonprofit alike–the CSFAC could not avoid the economic recession’s impact. Together with the Board, CEO, and staff, she helped craft a sustainable business model, tightening the proverbial belt of expenses and adjusting to realistic revenue. All the while the dedicated and talented staff continued to execute the Center’s mission in a more innovative and efficient manner than thought possible.
“The arts feed our cultural soul even as they provide significant economic impact to our community. Their vitality reflects the community’s.”
Beyond the arts, Jennifer’s service reaches out directly to families, by assisting institutions that promote self-reliance, especially in the face of adversity. She was drawn to the mission of Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs: “Dedicated to helping people reach their highest level of personal and economic independence.” Recognizing how much this aspiration applies to each of us, she is honored to currently serve on Goodwill’s Board of Directors. In a related vein, Jennifer served for five years as a volunteer instructor for Junior Achievement, teaching their “Economics for Success” program and its free-market lessons, to students in grades 2-6.