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Jenine Torres, CAP she/her

Development Officer

jtorres@grfoundation.org

616.454.1751 x126

English, Español

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Joined the Community Foundation:
2016

Inspirational Quote:

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.

Paulo Coelho

What Jenine does:

Jenine’s role as development officer includes building relationships with our annual donors, engaging the community to become new donors as well as stewarding and growing our Metz Legacy Society members. She explores ways for donor partners to establish donor advised, unrestricted, field of interest, scholarship and nonprofit/designated funds at the Community Foundation through lifetime or planned gifts. Jenine enjoys working with the 100 New Philanthropists, Our LGBTQ Fund and Somos Comunidad Fund committees.

What she did before:

Jenine previously worked with Family Futures as Chief Advancement Officer. She also worked with the Grand Rapids Public Schools as a Youth Advocate, and started her career in grassroots fundraising. Jenine received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Humboldt State University as well as a Master of Public Administration from Grand Valley State University. She holds the CAP®(Chartered Advisor In Philanthropy) designation from the American College of Financial Services which she earned in 2021.

When Jenine is not working:

She enjoys spending time with her family, planning meals from Cooking Light, watching movies on Netflix, or seeing live music. Jenine co-chairs the Event Planning committee and West Michigan Regional Council for Inforum and served as chair for the Create Great Leaders Council at the Grand Rapids Chamber.

A few of Jenine's favorite things…

Nonprofit:
Young Money Finances
Place to Send Out of Towners:
The Highlands
Eat or Drink:
Shift Coffee + Culture
Part of my job:
Giving someone an opportunity to fulfill their passion for Grand Rapids

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