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Jennifer Stitely

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Jennifer Stitely


Jennifer Stitely is the Associate Vice President of Advancement for Chautauqua Institution. She joined Chautauqua in 2019 as Director of Gift Planning and now leads the fundraising and donor relations team to solicit and steward philanthropic support for Chautauqua.

Prior to joining Chautauqua, Stitely was the Divisional Director of Planned Giving for The National Capital and Virginia Division of The Salvation Army where she successfully led a remote team of associates responsible for securing more than $20 million in planned gift commitments. Throughout her career, Ms. Stitely has held varying roles including leading annual and major giving programs and participating in multiple comprehensive campaigns.

Jenny attained her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation in October 2010 and the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation in 2021. She is a proud member of several professional associations: National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and Advisors in Philanthropy and is on the Board of National Capital Gift Planning Council where she chaired the council’s 2022 Planned Giving Days Conference. She previously had served on the board of Chesapeake Planned Giving Council and is especially proud of serving a 3-year term as President. She is a graduate of Towson University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance (voice). She lives in Maryland and works in Chautauqua’s Washington, D.C. office.