Jennifer Woodward

Chief Strategy Officer

Jennifer Woodward joined Ready Ready on July 5, 2023, as Chief Strategy Officer. Throughout her career, Jennifer has excelled in fostering relationships with key stakeholders and exceeding million-dollar fundraising goals. Her proficiency in fundraising and communications spans both the non-profit and public sectors, where she has made a significant impact on behalf of numerous statewide and local organizations. In addition, Jennifer has been instrumental in assisting elected officials from across North Carolina with community outreach, further highlighting her ability to connect with diverse audiences and drive meaningful change.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Jennifer’s passion for community involvement shines through her extensive volunteer leadership and active participation in various organizations. She is deeply committed to making a positive impact beyond her professional endeavors, dedicating her time and expertise to causes close to her heart.

Jennifer has worked with esteemed organizations such as the Emily Krzyzewski Center, a nonprofit college access hub that supports thousands of Durham children annually from elementary school through college. She has also served as a Guardian Ad Litem in a high-poverty, rural county in North Carolina, advocating for the rights and well-being of children in need. As an active volunteer for Prevent Child Abuse of NC’s speaker’s bureau, Jennifer has raised awareness about child abuse prevention, demonstrating her commitment to safeguarding the most vulnerable members of society.

Moreover, Jennifer has demonstrated her strategic acumen and leadership skills by creating and chairing a community task force focused on enhancing educational opportunities for disadvantaged communities. Through collaborative efforts with elected officials, community leaders, and partner organizations like Communities in Schools of NC, Partnership for Children, the NC School Board Association, and state agencies like the NC Departments of Public Instruction as well as Health and Human Services, Jennifer has effectively implemented initiatives to improve learning outcomes and create positive change.

Jennifer Woodward’s extensive range of experiences and genuine dedication to community service make her an invaluable asset to Ready Ready, serving as an inspiring advocate for positive change. Her strategic thinking, exceptional relationship-building abilities, and unwavering commitment to making a difference further solidify her role as an invaluable member of the team in her capacity as Chief Strategy Officer.