Annual Campaign Manager/President's Committee Coordinator,
Jenny Zak met the All Stars Project seven years ago as a high-school student searching for volunteer opportunities. According to Antoine Joyce, development officer for the organization, she quickly became an invaluable member of the organization's volunteer department, leading workshops and giving tours to hundreds of volunteers a week, inviting them to build the All Stars programs in surrounding communities.
In 2006, when Senior Vice President of Development Chris Street launched an idea to have college students intern for the All Stars Project and take to the streets to raise money for its youth programs, he called on Jenny to lead the initiative. She accepted the challenge and led a team of six college students for two months, raising $40,000.
When Jenny graduated from college in 2009, she was hired to join the All Stars' development staff, and now at 24, she is the New York office's annual campaign manager, overseeing its $1.08 million campaign. She leads a staff of two development officers, a database manager and four senior volunteer fundraisers. Part of her responsibility is driving the President's Committee, a group of more than 300 individuals who give $1,000 to $25,000 annually. In June 2011, she raised more than $260,000 for the All Stars' 30th anniversary.
We are honoring Jenny here because it looks like she is well on her way to a lifelong love of and dedication to the fundraising sector. FS
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