Hartford Seminary welcomes Jennifer E. Schimmel, who worked in our Development Office from 2003 to 2006, back to the Seminary as Development Associate. She will work closely with Chief Operations Officer Ann Crawford and Perry Davis Associates, our fundraising consultants.
Jennifer worked previously at Habitat for Humanity, serving as the organization’s Executive Director for the Greater Springfield area. Under her tenure, the affiliate increased the number of families served through homeownership, created new programming to support home repair and preservation projects, opened and sustained the operations of a ReStore to help fund the mission, and increased financial support from the community through grants, individual supporters, and special events.
Devoted to philanthropy both personally and professionally, Jennifer has been responsible for planning, executing, and managing all aspects of individual major gifts, fundraising, annual campaigns, fundraising within faith communities, alumni stewardship, cultivation, and counsel management. She has held development positions within Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum, as well as Shakespeare and Co. in Lenox, Mass.
Jennifer is also committed to volunteer opportunities, serving with numerous organizations and boards.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts Management/Music from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and a Master’s of Science in Management and Marketing from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Originally from Ludlow, Mass., she shares her life with her wonderful 11-year-old son, Jackson. They live in South Windsor.