Department of Giving adds team member to help build community relationships
PMMA’s Department of Giving has named Jenni Jones as its director of giving. In this newly created role, Jenni will focus her attention on building relationships with donors and volunteers associated with the communities of Clay Center Presbyterian Manor, Manor of the Plains and Salina Presbyterian Manor.
“Jenni’s time will be focused on building internal and external relationships to advance PMMA’s mission,” said Sarah Oenning, vice president, Department of Giving. “Our goal with the position is to increase donor and volunteer engagement to have a meaningful and long-term impact on fundraising strategies.”
Jenni has been a part of the PMMA family since 2016 when she was hired as director of sales and marketing in Salina before later becoming regional director of marketing and sales. In this new position, Jenni will get a chance to play an active part in helping the organization achieve its mission and better serve the people she has gotten to know and love.
“I have always shared in PMMA’s mission to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values and I have seen over the last six years what giving can do to bless our residents and staff,” said Jenni. “I wanted to be a part of the team that shares our mission to the communities through love, faith, charity and other Christian principles.”
For Jenni, it all comes back to the people who call PMMA home.
“I love our residents and I jump out of bed every day because of them. I am so grateful for the ones that have gone before me, the current residents and the future residents—I love them all!” said Jenni. “I am looking forward to serving our residents in a different capacity and making a positive difference in their lives.”
Jenni was born and raised in Salina and has a broad network of community members, friends and family in Dodge City and Clay Center as well. Her passion for seniors began when she would help take care of her own grandmother who lived in an assisted living community. It instilled in her a desire to spread love while extending a helping hand.
“I love helping people, especially the elders in our community. They have paved the way for me and I’m trying to give back,” said Jenni.