CFSA is excited to welcome their new President & CEO, Jenny Flynn!
Before joining CFSA as President and CEO, Jenny Flynn served Southern Arizona through various leadership positions at the University of Arizona Foundation for twenty years. Working with a broad array of national and local partner foundations, she raised more than $100 million for the University and collaborated on significant initiatives, including building a talent management program and creating and executing a strategic plan to double fundraising.
As a volunteer leader, trustee, and vice chair with the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, Jenny served as a champion for women and girls in Southern Arizona. In 2021, she supported the launch the new Women and Girls of Color Fund to provide unrestricted financial support to nonprofit organizations run by and benefiting women and girls of color.
Prior to her career as fundraising and foundation professional, Jenny spent time as a National Park Ranger in Denali National Park and Glacier National Park, taught English as a second language in Spain and Italy, and served as teaching faculty and lecturer at the University of Montana, Sinte Gleska University, and Arizona State University.
When asked what she is most looking forward to in her work at CFSA, Jenny shared, “I am looking forward to working with a terrific group of caring and smart people dedicated to advancing the cause of a vibrant and equitable community here in Southern Arizona.”
- What do you like to do in your spare time? – “I am a big walker and often catch up with friends by phone while on foot.”
- What is your favorite food? – “Just one? I go through periods of obsession with specific foods, usually for breakfast. Grapefruits last winter, nut butter from time to time…but if I have to pick just one it will be coffee.”
- Who is your favorite musical artist? – “I tend to be attracted to the work of singer-songwriters with poetic lyrics and interesting voices. Yael Naim, an Israeli musician, is one of my favorites.”