Jen Hewitt, AZ

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Executive Director, Chandler Education Foundation

Jennifer Hewitt is the Executive Director of the Chandler Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides significant financial support to the schools, students, and staff of the Chandler Unified School District located in Chandler Arizona. Jen is a graduated of Emporia State University, where she received a B.S. in Recreation and Physical Education.

Upon graduation, Jen took a position at the YMCA in Wichita, Kansas where a long career of nonprofit management began. She moved from Kansas to Arizona in 2008 and took a position within the YMCA organization. In June of 2015, Jen left a 20-year career within the YMCA family and took a position as the Executive Director of the Chandler Education Foundation where she currently is today.

Jen’s success is attributed to her ability to apply her knowledge through development of high quality relationships. The Chandler Education Foundation has seen significant financial growth throughout the time that Jen has been there. Jen is a visionary in the field of K-12 Education Foundations and has often been asked to help transform other foundation in the area to the success as she has seen in Chandler. Jen is the founder of the Coalition of Arizona K-12 Public Education Foundations, and also serves as a board member on the Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona. She is also a member for the “YES for Chandler Students” committee where she co-chairs the fundraising efforts to pass overrides and bonds for the Chandler Unified School District.

This experience has given her a deep appreciation and passion for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for all people.