Jessica Renfro

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

PLEASE CONTACT ME WHEN:

I’ve been with the Foundation for over six years and have been involved in many aspects of our work over that time. I’m always available to support our team and assist in identifying operations-related solutions.

ON A TYPICAL WORKDAY I’LL BE:

I’m constantly looking for ways to improve our internal processes or new technology that can provide efficiency and security. I’m responsible for the accuracy of our database, maintaining the requirements to remain certified with Community Foundations National Standards, as well as reviewing gift entry and acknowledgement letters. I also support our finance team in preparation of our annual audit, federal tax returns, and other required reporting.

I CHOSE THIS WORK BECAUSE:

I’m passionate about our East Tennessee region and enjoy working toward the Foundation’s vision of thriving communities powered by thoughtful giving. 

MORE ABOUT ME: 

Born and raised in Knoxville, I attended the University of Tennessee where I earned a degree in Spanish and International Business. I returned to Knoxville from El Paso, Texas where I participated in the Border Fellows program, a work and service leadership development program on the U.S.-Mexico border.