Jennifer joined TFEC in March 2016 as the Program Officer for Community Investment. Prior to joining TFEC, Jennifer served as the Cultural Facilities & Capital Resources and ADA Coordinator for the West Virginia Division of Culture and History serving the West Virginia Commission on the Arts where she worked to ensure the accessibility of WV’s arts institutions and managed a capital improvement grant program. Before joining the state of WV, Jennifer served as the principal Grants Writer for the Huntington Museum of Art and the Communications Specialist for the Foundation for the Tri-State Community, Inc, a community foundation serving the Tri-State region of WV, OH, and KY. Within this role, Jennifer served as a Foundation representative in the Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative, a project of the Appalachian Regional Commission, and core team member within the PetSafe “Bark for Your Park” nationwide competition. As the grand prize winner of this web-based nationwide competition, the city of Huntington received $100,000 in funds to construct the area’s first dog park. She is the author and illustrator of the children’s book, I Can Survive (Jennifer M. Allen), a 2008 National Health Information Awards Bronze award winner published by The American Cancer Society and is an artist, writer, and K-12 certified art educator. She holds a BFA in Painting from Shepherd University and completed graduate studies at Concord University.