Celebrating Jennifer Leonard

Jennifer has been the president and CEO of Rochester Area Community Foundation since April 1993. She is retiring on September 30, 2022. Here are some ways to say thank you to Jennifer and help celebrate all she has done for the Foundation and our community.

Make a contribution in her honor

The Board of Directors established the Jennifer Leonard Fund for a Vibrant Future, which will provide ongoing support for the staff of the Foundation to meet, connect, engage, learn, and take charge of the change needed to make our region thrive now and into the future. There are three ways to contribute:

  • Mail a check, payable to Rochester Area Community Foundation with J. Leonard Fund in the Memo line, to 500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
  • Make an online donation through our secure portal at www.racf.org/vibrant.
  • Fundholders who want to contribute can do so through DonorCentral or call Kayleigh Meagher at 585.341.4331.

Send Jennifer a card or message

We will collect cards, letters, and other messages over the next few months and present them to her in September.

  • Mail a card to Rochester Area Community Foundation, c/o Ronisha Williams, 500 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607.
  • Email your well wishes to congratulations@racf.org.

Share a video message

You can record a 30-second video message to Jennifer. We would encourage you to write down what you want to say and then click here to record.

Save the date for our 50th Anniversary Gala on 9/17/2022

We will gather at the Convention Center on Saturday, September 17 for an evening celebration of philanthropy, community, and our first 50 years. This summer, we will send paper and electronic invitations to register to attend, in addition to posting the link several places on our website (including here).