HARRISBURG, PA —The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) is excited to announce that Jennifer J. Doyle has been named Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Jennifer began her career at TFEC back in 2008 as a Program Officer and has held various positions throughout her 15-plus-year career including Asset Development Associate, Director of Development and Community Investment, and most recently Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Investment. Jennifer’s passion and commitment to TFEC throughout her tenure and selfless dedication to the communities, donors, and nonprofits we serve have readied her for this advancement.
“We have every confidence in Jennifer’s ability to lead us forward to future success. I have personally worked with Jennifer throughout her entire career at TFEC and her infectious, positive attitude has us excited for what is to come,” said Kirk C. Demyan, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.
Jennifer earned a master’s degree in health administration from Pennsylvania State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology as well as an associate degree in business management from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of the Leadership Harrisburg Area Community Leadership Series Class of 2012.
“Jennifer has a solid track record of leadership at TFEC over the past 15 years, and we are excited to see her take the reins and serve as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer,” says Robert E. Caplan, Board Chair of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities.
Jennifer has established some lofty goals for her team during the 2024 year including the re-alignment of TFEC’s organizational structure, transitioning the Board of Director’s Nominating Committee to Governance Committee, forging ahead with the establishment of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, concentrating on Professional Advisor engagement, creating a strategic Marketing & Communications Plan, exploring Impact Investing opportunities focusing on affordable housing and evaluating current initiatives which include Early Education, Emerging Philanthropist Program and The Fund for Women and Girls.
Prior to joining TFEC, Jennifer served as the Director of Workforce Development for Goodwill Industries Keystone Area, and as the Director of Mental Retardation Services for Northwestern Human Services.
Jennifer was a YWCA of Greater Harrisburg Tribute to Women of Excellence awardee in 2013. She currently serves on the following nonprofit Boards of Directors: Secretary, Estate Planning Council of Central PA., Harrisburg Great Dog Program, National Standards Foundation Board (Council on Foundations affiliate), and Vice President of the West Shore Wildlife Center.
She actively volunteers with the following: Speranza Animal Rescue and West Shore Wildlife Center.
Jennifer is the co-founder of Tahoe’s Legacy Fund. This fund is in honor and memory of Tahoe – a canine victim of animal cruelty – Tahoe’s Legacy Fund provides support to local organizations around animal abuse and welfare issues in an effort to elevate awareness of them – specifically dog fighting, so that Tahoe’s life and too early demise was not in vain.