After time at home with her two children, Jenny arrived at Neurofibromatosis Northeast in summer 2018 to restart her 15-year donor relations career, which began in higher education. She coordinated donor appreciation and funds allocation at MIT and Harvard to ensure timely recognition of and accountability to top-tier donors. At NF Northeast she gratefully records and acknowledges the generosity of the NF community. The tributes that arrive in the mail and through cyberspace each day are a testament to the dedication of so many to finding a cure for NF. Making sure those fighters know how much NF Northeast appreciates their efforts is an honor and a privilege.
Outside of the office, Jenny volunteers in her children’s elementary school library and moonlights as a troop leader to 10 rambunctious Girl Scouts. Not surprisingly, Thanks-A-Lots are her favorite Girl Scout cookie.
Among Jenny’s hidden talents lie the remnants of college Chinese, which proved useful at an NF event early in her tenure, and a penchant for folding paper. According to Japanese legend, a wish is granted to those who craft 1,000 origami cranes—symbols of good fortune and longevity. To date, Jenny has folded more than 5,000 to protect the happiness and good health of all those who have received them. In lieu of cycling, running, or golfing, Jenny pledges to show her support for those with NF by dedicating 1,000 cranes to NF Northeast. She invites anyone to join her in this prayer for healing and hope.
“O flock of heavenly cranes
cover my child with your wings.”