Hands4Hope would like to welcome Jennypher Doan, our new Communications & Fundraising Coordinator.
Jennypher's focus will be on keeping you up-to-date with what's happening at Hands4Hope, sharing our Stories of Impact, and building a relationship with our Hands4Hope community through in-person events, print, email, and online via our social media channels.
She'll also be assisting with fundraising efforts such as our Big Day of Giving Campaign in May, our Endless Summer Beach Party Auction Fundraiser in September and events that recognize our incredible Donors & Volunteers.
Jennypher is passionate about making a difference which makes her a wonderful addition to Hands4Hope!
1. Where are you from originally?
I was raised in the Bay Area, in the heart of Silicon Valley and, except for a short time in San Diego, I’ve been a NorCal native most of my life. After I got married, I moved to Roseville right around the time that the Galleria opened. When we had a chance to move back to the Sacramento area a few years ago, we decided to plant our roots in Folsom.
2. What were you involved with before starting with Hands4Hope?
We ran a frozen dessert business for three years in Bay Area. We had fun and learned a lot but ultimately decided to take a step back to focus on our family. We moved to Folsom and, that same year, I joined the Folsom Middle School PTO. Because of my background, I was a good fit to serve on the Board as VP of Communications. I was elected PTO President the next year. During my two years as a Board Member, we introduced a Color Run to our fundraising event, increased our donor participation, and raised over $70,000 for the school. Two of my proudest moments were laying the groundwork for the approval of JagTV, a new Multimedia elective, and approving funds for the first Hands4Hope Club at FMS! My kids are now 16 and 18 and attend Vista Del Lago High School. This year, I am closing the chapter on three years as VP of Communications for the Vista Del Lago PTSO Board. I am extremely proud of the work our parent volunteers do for our schools and appreciative of everything the staff and teachers do for our children.
3. What do you like to do in your free time?
I am a certified knowledge junkie so I am always reading and learning (with a cup of Vietnamese Iced Coffee by my side). As a family, we love to watch movies, play board games, and try new foods. To work off the calories, we play tennis. When we were quarantined during Covid, we bought a ping pong table to keep ourselves entertained. My husband and I still play every day and often organize friendly tournaments with our extended family. While we love new adventures, for us, home is where our heart is.
4. What goals do you have for your work with Hands4Hope?
I love the creative process involved with Communications, Social Media Management, Graphic Design, Fundraising and Event Planning. Creativity can be a messy process but I have a natural desire to create organized and efficient systems. Ultimately, improving these systems will make it faster and easier for me to connect with our community, recognize our donors, sponsors, and volunteers, and share the impactful work that we are doing at Hands4Hope. I would also love to pass on some of my industry knowledge to our youth to help them broaden their perspective and be better prepared for the next part of their journey.
5. What are you most looking forward to in working with Hands4Hope?
I’m excited to be inspired by smart and supportive individuals passionate about investing in the development of our youth and helping to serve the needs of our community. I also love knowing that the work I do is purposeful, impactful, aligns with my values and allows me to do my part to make a difference in the world.