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Business Observer Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 1 year ago

Rapidly growing nonprofit hires chief development officer

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Jennifer Richy joins Naples Senior Center, which has expanded from 80 to 1,400 members in just six years.

NAPLES — Jennifer Richy has been named chief development officer at Naples Senior Center, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive programs and social services for seniors and has grown its membership from 80 to 1,400 since it was founded in 2014. 

Richy, according to a press release, brings extensive experience in nonprofit fundraising and will lead philanthropic strategy and campaigns for the center. She comes to Naples Senior Center from Selfless Love Foundation, where she served as chief operating officer. In that role, she established annual giving societies and led a successful statewide media and marketing campaign for National Adoption Month.

“We are excited to bring Jennifer on board to further enhance our funding strategy at a time when Naples Senior Center is experiencing tremendous growth,” Naples Senior Center President and CEO Dr. Jaclynn Faffer states in the release. “Her knowledge of donor engagement and marketing strategies will be a significant addition to our team and the organization.”

Richy, the release states, is a licensed attorney and member of the Florida Bar. Her nonprofit experience also includes a stint at Boca West Children’s Foundation, where she served as executive director and COO. 

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