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Jennifer Barnhart

  • Development Assistant
Jennifer Barnhart

University Park, PA 16802

“The passion that I have for fundraising is only enhanced by my love for Penn State’s mission.”

Jenn Barnhart earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication arts and sciences from Penn State in 2003. She worked for the Centre County Youth Service Bureau and briefly for the Penn State Transportation Services before landing a position with Penn State Donor Services, where she developed a passion for development and alumni relations. After five years with donor services, she worked as an accounting assistant for the Nittany Lion Club, where she gained extensive experience working with donors. She joined the College of Agricultural Sciences as development assistant in 2018. Jenn serves as a resource person who can gather data and run reports for the development team. She helps gift officers find and connect with prospective donors in their territories, and she serves as the point person for the college’s annual scholarships and awards banquet.