SCOTTSDALE – The Foothills Community Foundation (FCF) today announced that Jennifer Rosvall will join the North Valley-based non-profit foundation on April 15 as Executive Director. Ms. Rosvall most recently served as Wish Manager at Make-A-Wish Arizona.
In commenting on her appointment as foundation CEO, Jim Sherbert, FCF Board Chairman, said, “Jennifer’s extensive experience developing long-term community and corporate partnerships will be invaluable as we work to enhance our foundation’s effectiveness and sustainability. Her enthusiasm for building and maintaining relationships inside and outside the organization are a great match for us.”
As Wish Manager with Make-A-Wish AZ, Jennifer was responsible for oversight and management of hundreds of wish experiences. Make-A-Wish AZ is the founding chapter of the international wish granting organization. It seeks to grant wishes of every child with life-threatening medical conditions and to enrich their and their families’ lives with hope at a very difficult time. Prior to joining Make-A-Wish, Jennifer was a long-term substitute teacher in Scottsdale Unified School District and, prior to that, a customer service agent for America West Airlines. She holds an BBA degree from University of San Diego.
‘’This is a very exciting time to be joining FCF as it works to expand its impact in the North Valley,’’ said Jennifer. ‘’Life-long learning, cultural enrichment and community service are essential to quality of life for people of all ages. I look forward to working with the FCF staff, volunteers and board as we strengthen the FCF’s work in these important areas.’’
Foothills Community Foundationdevelops and supports programs that seek to enhance the quality of life for residents of Northern Scottsdale and the Foothills region through life-long learning, community service and the arts. Current programs include Desert Awareness Committee, Desert Foothills Theater, Holland Community Center, Kachina’s Place, Partners in Education, and Desert Foothills Leadership. FCF and the Holland Center are located on the Campus of Desert Foothills YMCA and Paradise Valley Community College at Black Mountain.