Name: Jenna Kelly
Board Position: Secretary
Length of Time on the Board: One and a half years, including a year as Secretary.
Why do you serve on the board at Classroom Central? I believe our mission is so important to help kids have a chance to succeed and break the cycle of poverty with an education.
What is your proudest accomplishment serving on the board? As part of the Fund Development and Executive Committee, my proudest accomplishment is when we raise critically needed funds to support the mission.
What do you wish the community knew about Classroom Central? With over 54% of kids living in poverty in our region, there are so many without the basic materials to succeed in the classroom. Last year, we distributed over $5 million in school supplies, mostly through donations from the community as Classroom Central doesn’t receive any United Way or government funding. So, community support is critical to our success.
Jenna Kelly is Managing Director, Corporate Banking at SunTrust.