Valerie’s House, the first and only organization with its only mission dedicated to helping children grieve, has hired Jennifer F. Clark as Grants and Advancement Manager. Clark served as the Grants Manager for Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples for three years before accepting the position with Valerie’s House.
At Valerie’s House, Clark will be responsible for expanding the nonprofit’s reach in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties through community engagement and relationship building, including fostering collaboration and bringing awareness to the mission through public speaking. Clark will also be involved with the children and families at Valerie’s House as a group leader, since she herself lost her own father when she was nine years old and can relate with many of the children at Valerie’s House.
Clark is a graduate of the University of Florida and has been working with various nonprofits since 2005, gaining experience in donor cultivation and engagement, program and curriculum development, volunteer recruitment and events. She resides in Naples with her husband and two sons.