WEST PALM BEACH, FL (December 3, 2013) – The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties announced today that Jennifer Sullivan has joined the organization as Director of Marketing and Communications. She is responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies that promote the Foundation’s mission to connect philanthropists to important causes and nonprofits in order to build stronger communities.
In addition to launching the Foundation’s new brand identity and administering its public relations and digital programs, Sullivan will also be integrally involved in the inaugural Great Give PBC and Great Give Martin. This 24-hour online giving event on May 6, 2014 is hosted by the Community Foundation and United Way, and allows every nonprofit in Palm Beach and Martin counties to raise as much money during this time period as possible to support their programs. Every local gift will be amplified with matching dollars raised by the Community Foundation and from a national pool raised by Give Local America
Sullivan was previously Vice President at the O’Donnell Agency (formerly Carey O’Donnell PR Group), one of the leading public relations firms in Florida. During her 14-year tenure, she managed complex media outreach, community relations and social media programs for clients across multiple industries, including bioscience, professional services, financial services, new products, real estate, nonprofits, arts and culture and travel and tourism.
“The Community Foundation has a 40-year legacy of utilizing philanthropy to address the community’s most pressing needs,” said President and CEO Brad Hurlburt. “As the population in South Florida continues to grow, the importance of the Community Foundation grows with it, so it’s critical that we educate potential donors about how their gifts can help local nonprofits and the overall community for generations to come. Jennifer’s skills and background will allow us to effectively tell this story, and we’re thrilled that she decided to transition her career into the nonprofit sector and become part of our management team.”
A resident of Royal Palm Beach, Sullivan has a bachelor’s degree in English literature and certificates in ethnic studies and women’s studies from Florida Atlantic University.
For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is one of Florida’s largest community foundations. The nonprofit organization has invested more than $100 million in grants and scholarships in Palm Beach and Martin counties over its 40-year history. At its core, the Community Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people committed to local causes. For donors, the Foundation serves as a philanthropic advisor. For the community, the Foundation serves as a grant maker and a civic leader. Through the support of its donors and fundholders, the Foundation has been able to address some of the community’s most pressing needs, including hunger, housing and education. For more information, visit www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.