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Jenny Friar

Education

  • American University of Paris
  • West Virginia University
  • Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris I)

Worked at SJV

  • 2007 – Present

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Leadership Metro Richmond
  • President’s Advisory Council, American University of Paris

Jenny Friar, Chief Advancement Officer

Jenny Friar
Chief Advancement Officer
804-200-1618 • email

Jenny Friar began serving St. Joseph’s Villa in 2007 as a consultant with CCS, an international fundraising consultancy, and joined the staff in 2009 as the Campaign Director for the Villa’s first-ever capital campaign Believing Is Seeing, which surpassed its $10 million goal in 2012.  Following the campaign, Ms. Friar became the Villa’s Director of Development, Senior Director of Philanthropy, and Chief Advancement Officer. She leads Advancement team members in raising $3 million each year for programs, engaging community resources and more than 700 volunteers annually, and is heading the RiseUP Campaign with a $25 million comprehensive goal.

Ms. Friar has worked in fundraising for more than 15 years, including work for the American Institute of Architects, Martha Jefferson Hospital, the Joyce Theater, and the American University of Paris. Prior to entering fundraising, she worked as an archaeologist for the British School of Athens. She is a member of the Leadership Metro Richmond class of 2018, the President’s Advisory Council of the American University of Paris, and was recently named Top 40 Under 40 by Style Weekly. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and served on the Board. She currently teaches major gift fundraising at Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Richmond. She is a graduate of the American University of Paris, West Virginia University, and holds advanced degrees from Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris I).

Recent News

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In The News: Villa Fundraising in Uncertain Times

“We have applied the same strategies during this crisis that we always have. We simply buckle down and show everyone that we are the strength in the storm." CEO Kathleen

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May Is Mental Health Month

At St. Joseph's Villa, we provide a variety of integrated, trauma-informed services and connections to community resources for individuals experiencing mental health crisis. Our goal is to help children be

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There have been times in all of our lives when we've needed a hand up. Many of our clients are unable to lift themselves out of crisis because of recurring

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COVID-19 UPDATE: CAMPUS AND OFFICES CLOSED. ALL VILLA SCHOOLS CLOSED FOR REMAINDER OF 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. READ HERE.