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Westchester Community Foundation Names Scarsdale Woman Philanthropy Chief

Jennifer Hu Corriggio
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SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Westchester Community Foundation has named Jennifer Hu Corriggio of Scarsdale its director of philanthropy and donor relations.

Corriggio will be responsible for leading the foundation’s initiatives for donors seeking to make an impact through their philanthropy in Westchester and beyond. She will oversee advising donors and their families on their giving goals and help them implement the best strategies for their personal philanthropy.

“I am excited to join the Westchester Community Foundation, an organization that is making such a powerful impact,” said Corriggio. “My goal will be to help generous donors fulfill their philanthropic visions and make meaningful contributions in their communities.”

The Westchester Community Foundation is a division of The New York Community Trust, one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the country and the home of charitable New Yorkers who share a passion for the city and its suburbs.

“In its 40-year history, the Westchester Community Foundation has prided itself on having an experienced, knowledgeable staff who work tirelessly to help educate the community on the importance of philanthropy and how they can give back in a meaningful way," said Laura Rossi, executive director of the Westchester Community Foundation. "Jennifer’s extensive background in philanthropy will further enhance our donor services and unique work within Westchester."

Corriggio is a graduate of Cornell University and Duke University School of Law. Most recently, she served as a program fellow at the nonprofit Bolder Giving, whose mission is to inspire donors to maximize their philanthropic impact.

Corriggio came to the philanthropic world with a specialty in nonprofit law, previously practicing law at Perlman & Perlman LLP, and serving as general counsel to the nonprofit Child Education International Inc. She has a certificate in grantmaking and foundations from New York University’s Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising.

Corriggio, a Scarsdale resident, is a member and volunteer of several nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, including the executive committee of Greenburgh Nature Center’s board of directors, Pro Bono Partnership, the Asian Women’s Giving Circle, Solidaire Network, the International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

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