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Jenny Kurzweil

Communications Officer

Jenny Kurzweil is our new Communications Officer and will help drive our marketing and communications strategy. She’s an accomplished communications professional and an expert in storytelling for social impact. She joins us after nearly two decades working at SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science). SACNAS is a national nonprofit headquartered in Santa Cruz and the country's largest multicultural and multidisciplinary organization working to diversify STEM.

She’s not only deeply rooted in the local community but a habitual community builder. As co-founder of Pie for the People, she inspires philanthropy to benefit grassroots nonprofits and foster youth engagement in activism. Jenny brings her passion for listening to the stories of stakeholders, donors, and leaders alike, and coalescing them into a powerful voice that promotes both giving and action. She’ll immediately add to our capacity to share the content, stories, and voices of those working to help Santa Cruz County thrive.

Meet Other Staff Members


Kevin Heuer

Director of Engagement & Impact

Susan True

Chief Executive Officer