Sunflower selfieJennifer Neer
Manager of Development and Communications

Jennifer came to Mary Rigg in June of 2019 with many years in the non-profit community. She has worked as a volunteer, database administrator, and fundraising specialist in multiple organizations both in her professional career and personal life. She also served as a board member for Hear Indiana, an organization that creates opportunities for children with hearing loss to experience and learn listening and spoken language. Jennifer was diagnosed with profound, unilateral deafness in her right ear at the age of 9 (if you would like to read more about her hearing loss journey, click here) but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving her goals.

Jennifer completed her Certificate in Fund Raising Management at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in 2018. In addition to her work at Mary Rigg, Jennifer is studying communication as a full-time college student and is currently working on her Certificate in Fund Raising Leadership, also through the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Jennifer enjoys her children, grandchildren, dog, and husband. Her favorite moments are when she is hidden in a cabin in the Smokey Mountains, lying on the beach with sand between her toes, or attending Phish shows with her amazing phriends.

“Mary Rigg is the place where you truly see the difference you are making in the community. Not only do they fulfill their mission to empower the community, they empower their staff and inspire all of us to reach our fullest potential. It really is an honor work with all of these amazing people.”- Jennifer