Development and Communications Director
801-363-4589 ext. 103
Jenn Bean is the Development Director at Neighborhood House, where she champions the mission to provide high-quality affordable educational services for children and aging adults by building on a legacy of donor engagement and community partnerships. Prior to this role Jenn served as the Director of Fundraising for the Success in Education Foundation. Here, Jenn was dedicated to the Women Who Succeed initiative, whose goal was to build a network of female leaders who can uplift and guide the next generation of girls to be brave leaders. For the past 15 years in the non-profit sector, Jenn has been committed to strengthening communities by supporting families first through fund development as Regional Philanthropy Officer, serving Utah and Nevada, for the American Red Cross and as the Community Engagement & Fundraising Specialist for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Salt Lake.
Before entering the non-profit sector, Jenn was a social worker for children and families for more than 10 years. She has always gravitated toward humanitarian work that champions the care and safety and dreams of children. Jenn is passionate about creating meaningful connections that reveal opportunity and inspire others to do good. Jenn earned her bachelor’s degree from Bethel College, in Newton, Kansas where she also excelled as a collegiate volleyball and basketball player for four years. She was named Philanthropy Officer of the Year at the American Red Cross in 2019 and 2020, where she also successfully graduated from the Leadership Development Program in 2020.
Jenn moved from her small Kansas farming community over 20 years ago, and now calls Salt Lake City home. It is here that she has raised her three kids, and takes great pride in being their mama and biggest fan. The mountains of Utah and Colorado hold a very special place in Jenn’s heart, so in her free time you can find her hiking to the next breathtaking view or resting by the stream. Luckily, this all still leaves time for her to cheer on her KU Jayhawks, practice yoga, and chase her dream of becoming a published author.
BUCKET LIST ALERT: Zambia, Africa here she comes! Mother’s Without Borders, June 2024.