Jennifer S. Maddox, MBA, CAP®
“I love working with donors to discover the philanthropic
dream that resonates with their soul.”
“Jennifer S. Maddox has served as President & CEO of the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama since 2011. The Foundation’s mission is to achieve positive change through the generosity of donors, now and for generations to come. The Community Foundation serves nine (9) counties, including Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Cherokee, DeKalb, Etowah, Randolph, St. Clair, and Talladega.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. She earned her accreditation as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® from The American College in 2016.
A native of South Bend, Indiana, Ms. Maddox has taught at Brown Mackie College, the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, and for ABATE of Indiana and the Cleburne County Extension. She is an in-demand speaker and consultant to not-for-profit organizations on a variety of topics, including board governance, management, fundraising, leadership, managing change, and strategic planning.
Jennifer currently serves on the board of the International Endowment Foundation for Jacksonville University’s International House. She is a past president of the Rotary Club of Anniston. Jennifer also serves in a leadership capacity as a member of the First United Methodist Church. She has been the President of the Rocky Hollow Neighborhood Association since 2012. The neighborhood is home to the historic Woodstock 5k Race.
She is a member of the Women’s Executive Network, the Junior League of Anniston-Calhoun County, and the First Friday Women’s Forum in Gadsden. Jennifer was honored by the Junior League in 2015 with the Natalie Henderson Award. She is a graduate of Leadership Calhoun County Class of 2013 and Leadership Alabama Class of 2016. She is a member of the St. Clair County Leadership Class of 2020. Jennifer was recognized in 2016 as one of Calhoun County’s most influential Business Leaders in the Anniston Star’s The Power 20 issue.
Jennifer and Mark Stevens have been married since 2004. She has a history of community service for over 40 years, including volunteering, serving on numerous not-for-profit boards, not-for-profit leadership, and consulting. Jennifer is passionate about community foundations and how they can benefit the people and communities they serve.”