Jennifer Norris Named Chief Development Officer at Appalachian Mountain Club - Appalachian Mountain Club

Jennifer Norris Named Chief Development Officer at Appalachian Mountain Club

June 2, 2017

BOSTON, Mass.—  The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has named Jennifer Norris of Arlington its new Chief Development Officer.

Working with supporters, volunteers, and a staff of 11, Norris oversees such development operations as major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation support, an annual fund, and capital and endowment campaigns. She also oversees AMC’s Leadership Giving Initiative, a philanthropic effort with a $24 million fundraising goal to support the organization’s programs and serve new audiences throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Norris serves on AMC’s staff leadership team and is a liaison to the organization’s Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. She is based at AMC’s Boston headquarters.

“Jennifer has a solid track record of success in fundraising and the proven ability to work with colleagues and supporters to achieve multiple objectives. We are extremely pleased to have her on our team to direct our development efforts,” said AMC President and CEO John D. Judge. “As AMC relocates to a new headquarters at 10 City Square in Charlestown in the coming months, Jennifer will also be focused on securing support for that exciting transition.”

Prior to her work at AMC, Norris served as chief development officer for St. Boniface Haiti Foundation in Newton, where cash revenue and the organization’s donor base grew substantially during her tenure. Previously, she was the director of major gifts for the Union of Concerned Scientists in Cambridge.

Norris holds a B.A. in history from Carleton College and an Ed.M. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of America’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. AMC helps people of all ages and abilities to explore and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world. With chapters from Maine to Washington, D.C., guidebooks and maps, and unique lodges and huts, AMC helps people get outdoors on their own, with family and friends, and through activities close to home and beyond. AMC invites the public to support its conservation advocacy and research, youth programming, and care of 1,800 miles of trails. More information is available at

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