Jennifer S. Maddox, Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama

TITLE: President and CEO

FOCUS AREAS: Healthcare, health education, community/economic development

CONTACT:  256-231-5160 x25, jmaddox@yourcommunityfirst.org

PROFILE:  Jennifer S. Maddox is the president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama, in Anniston, Alabama. She has been in this position since September 2011 and was previously the president, CEO, and executive director of the Marshall County Community Foundation/United Way of Marshall County.

Her foundation bio shares:

Ms. Jennifer S. Maddox serves as President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama. The mission of the Foundation is to achieve positive change through the generosity of donors, now and for generations to come. With $43 million in assets the Community Foundation awards over $1 million in scholarships and grants to not-for-profit organizations throughout our nine (9) county region including: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Cherokee, DeKalb, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair, and Talladega. 
 
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Houston and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
 
A native of South Bend, Indiana, Ms. Maddox has taught at Brown Mackie College as an Adjunct Faculty member, at the University of Notre Dame as a Computer Instructor, for ABATE of Indiana as a Certified Motorcycle Safety Instructor, for Purdue University as a “Where Does Your Money Go?” certified instructor, for the West Anniston Foundation’s senior program at Anniston High School, and for the Cleburne County Extension as a “Right on the Money” Instructor.  She has also taught local classes on a variety of topics including “Developing Capable People” and Standards for Excellence®.
 
Jennifer currently serves on several boards including Alabama Giving (Secretary), the Cardinal Foundation for Gadsden State Community College (Vice President) and the Anniston Noon Rotary Club (Vice President).  Most recently she served on the Steering Committee for the City of Anniston Strategic Plan.  Jennifer is a member of the Knox Concert Series Grants Committee and the First United Methodist Church Stewardship Committee.  She is also the President of the Rocky Hollow Neighborhood Association—home of the historic Woodstock 5k Race.
 
She is currently a member of the Women’s Executive Network, the Junior League of Anniston/Calhoun County, and First United Methodist Church of Anniston.  Jennifer was recently honored by the Junior League of Anniston-Calhoun County with the Natalie Henderson Award in 2015.  She is a graduate of Leadership Calhoun County Class of 2013 and is a member of the 2015-2016 Leadership Alabama class.
 
Jennifer and Mark Stevens have been married for 10 years.  Jennifer has a history of community service for over 35 years including volunteering, serving on numerous not-for-profit boards, not-for-profit leadership, and consulting.  She is passionate about community foundations and how they can benefit the people and communities they serve.