Jennifer Preston

Jennifer Preston

Annual Giving Officer
Department:

Education

Bachelor of Science
University of Southern Indiana
1997

Certificate of Fundraising Management
IU Lily School of Philanthropy
2015

Masters of Organizational Leadership
Western Kentucky University
2019

Biography

Jennifer Preston has a professional background in marketing and development with 15 years of experience. Prior to joining Admiral Farragut Academy, she was Chief Advancement Officer for Henderson Community College. She also served as the marketing and development director for Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville, Indiana. While working for the zoo, Jennifer served on the development advisory peer committee for AZA (Association for Zoos and Aquariums) working with other zoos throughout the country to create development and outreach programs.

In addition to serving in a development and marketing capacity, Jennifer enjoys volunteering for her community. She is a former board member of the Breakfast Lions Club, Henderson Area Arts Alliance, WNIN-TV, Father Bradley Shelter for Women and Children, Community Foundation of Henderson, and a vestry member for St. Paul’s Church.

Jennifer is an HLI (Henderson Leadership Initiative) Fellow and through her service to the organization was able to develop with her team the Community Foundation of Henderson.

She relocated with her family to St. Petersburg in 2017.

Employed since January 2019