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Jennifer Lagrotteria

Jennifer Lagrotteria

Director of Philanthropic Resources

Jennifer has a unique background with more than 30 years of experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. 

Before her career in nonprofits, New York City was Jennifer’s home base for more than a decade, where she managed events across the nation for Time Inc. magazines including Fortune and People. After leaving NYC and corporate America, Jennifer traveled to Southeast Asia, exploring 11 countries and volunteering along the way. 

A year later, Jennifer brought her newfound passion and knowledge of the nonprofit world to Maryland to focus on impacting lives. In 2009, she created Charity Begins, a nonprofit that helped travelers deliver necessities to nonprofits in developing countries. She also started working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (BGCAA) as a part-time Communication and Development Director before taking a leadership role as the Director of Resource Development. While at BGCAA, Jennifer created and facilitated the annual fundraising plan, supervised all marketing, and managed annual fundraising events including the prestigious Youth of the Year Awards Celebration.

Most recently, Jennifer was a Major Gifts Officer at the Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation. In her newly established position as Director of Philanthropic Resources at CFAAC, Jennifer will work with individuals, families and businesses to fulfill their philanthropic goals. 

Jennifer is the captain of Leadership Anne Arundel’s Flagship Class of 2018 and recently joined Anne Arundel Women Giving Together (AAWGT). She resides in Annapolis with her husband and enjoys traveling,  kayaking the Severn River, and hiking.