She is also here to see the future potential of what the SCCF can be and to get staff, board members, volunteers, and donors headed in that direction. And what direction is that? Jennifer has very high goals for the SCCF including growing the size of the foundation to adequately serve the needs of Steuben County.
Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Business Administration. Under the advisement of a mentor, she then attended the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University where she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Philathropic Studies. She also holds many certifications: a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana- Purdue University Indianapolis, and a Ceritificate in Fundraising Management from The Fundraising School at Indiana University. Along with her education, Jennifer believes her previous work experience at Goodwill Industries Foundation of Central Indiana led her to her role at the SCCF. Jennifer explains her passion for nonprofit work as a 'stair step of events' in which she has never gone off, or missed, a step.
Everyday is a new day at the SCCF, one that presents itself with exciting challenges and new people walking through the door. This is Jennifer's favorite aspect of her job. She enjoys being able to sit down with either a potential donor, existing donor, or someone applying for one of the many grants the SCCF offers. Through this she is able to exercise her love of talking to people and even is able to let her inner nerd shine by sharing statistics and reviewing financials.
In addition to her work at the SCCF, Jennifer prides herself on being active in the community in which she serves. She is a member of the Cameron Memorial Community Hospital Board of Directors, and enjoys a local 'Music Together' class at Carnegie Public Library with two young sons, Jesse and Ryan. Jennifer attends St. Anthony's Catholic Church with her, college sweetheart and husband of over 10 years, David.
To contact Jennifer you can give her a call at 260-665-6656, drop her an email at email@example.com, or simply stop by the Steuben County Community Foundation. Visitors are always welcome!
President and CEO
M.A. in Philanthropic Studies,
Center on Philanthropy at IU
B.A. in French, Hillsdale College
B.B.A., Hillsdale College
"I love working for an organization where the key decision makers are volunteers. Volunteer decision- making for the benefit of an entire community is a fascinating process."
Originally from Steuben County, Jennifer Danic returned after a decade away furthuring her education and gaining valuable work experience to take the position of President and CEO of the Steuben County Community Foundation (SCCF). As President and CEO Jennifer has many roles, the largest one simply being a listener.