Barr Fellows

Jenny Amory


Jenny Amory retired as chief executive officer of the Brookline Community Foundation in 2020. Her accomplishments from 2012 to 2019 include awarding over $3.5M in grants; increasing assets by 30% from more than $6M to almost $8M; creating 16 new funds—including the BCF Scholarship Fund for BCF and the BCF Rapid Response Fund; publishing the Understanding Brookline series of reports that highlight poverty in Brookline as well as accessibility and equity issues in out-of-school time opportunities for youth; and convening the Executive Director Roundtable for five years with directors of nonprofits and town department directors working to address poverty.

When Jenny was recognized as a Barr Fellow in 2011, she was the executive director of Teen Voices, a journalism, mentoring, and leadership program for girls in Boston that publishes a print and online magazine worldwide.

Jenny has more than thirty years of experience in community organizations focusing on women’s leadership and quality educational programs for children and youth. In addition to her extensive nonprofit management experience, Jenny has served on several boards including Third Sector New England and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation.