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August 19, 2021

Jennyfer A. Holmes, 2015 40 Under Forty Winner


Year Won: 2015

Current Age: 45

Current Title: Senior Scholarship and Development Officer

Current Company: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Q: What did the 40 Under Forty award mean to you?

A: It was a huge honor to receive the 40 Under 40 award and to have had the most profile clicks in 2015. As I reflect on that year, I often think about that theme: Life is a Journey, Travel it Well. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with amazing people in my cohort and to thank family, friends and my colleagues for their wonderful support. Receiving this honor means that the business community recognizes the many talents of young folks in the region and HBJ should be acknowledged for that insight.

I’m so proud of the opportunity I had in 2015 to shine a light on the scholarship program at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Since then, I earned a promotion and have been able to connect many more generous donors with deserving students in our 29-town region. We all benefit when students in our community reach their academic potential — without the burden of worrying about how to afford a degree.