Experienced Nonprofit Leader Named New Director of Development at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester
Although Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. (BBBS) is continually expanding its family of Big and Little matches, today the mentoring organization added a new person to its team of employees. Jennifer Miller from Westchester is starting her role as Director of Development, a new role for the regional charity, benefiting from an impressive decade-long career in the non-profit sector.
“The decision was certainly easy with Jennifer’s impressive leadership skills and strong fundraising background,” said Valerie Brown, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. “She will be a tremendous asset. for our group and we look forward to a most productive second half.
In his new position, Miller will oversee the entire BBBS fundraising effort and manage relationships with its funding partners. Specific responsibilities will include planning fundraising events, interacting with new and current donors to encourage continued contributions, and seeking opportunities for financial support through grants and sponsorships.
Prior to accepting the position at BBBS, Miller worked for the American Heart Association-Westchester Chapter for eleven years beginning as Regional Director and quickly rising to Senior Regional Director and most recently Executive Director. In her variety of roles, she has identified and cultivated donors, established community partnerships to support the Go Red for Women, Heart Walk and wear red day campaigns, and developed educational strategies for major public health issues, such as women’s health, hypertension, nutritional security, tobacco and Covid-19.
“Words cannot express how excited I am to help the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization achieve a new level of success by expanding our support network to reach and positively impact more than young people in Putnam and Westchester counties!” adds Miller. “I look forward to creating many innovative initiatives that will appeal to all of our key audiences and target markets.”
Miller graduated from Denison University in Ohio and earned an advanced degree from Yale University. An active contributor to her community, she volunteers as a puppy socializer for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and lends her grant writing skills to the YMCA Family Camp. Miller is a former board member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and past president of the PTA in Yorktown Heights.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc. is a youth mentoring organization that helps children facing adversity in New York’s Westchester and Putnam counties to help them stay in school and college. freedom from violence and substance abuse, while helping them realize their full potential in life. This mission is achieved through one-on-one, professionally supported mentoring relationships under a Big/Little model that pairs adult volunteers (Bigs) with children ages 7-17 (Littles). Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the oldest and largest youth mentoring program in the United States with 238 agencies in over 5,000 communities. Over 275,000 mentors volunteer as Bigs and over 135,000 new mentorship matches were formed last year alone. Visit www.bigswestchester.org for more information on becoming a Big, to donate and for a schedule of upcoming events.
Jennifer Miller of Westchester has been named the new Director of Development at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westchester County, Inc.
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