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Jennifer Bohnenberger

Chief Operating Officer & Director of Programs, Independence Foundation

Jennifer T. Bohnenberger serves as Chief Operating Officer & Director of Programs for Independence Foundation, a Philadelphia-based independent private foundation committed to supporting organizations that provide services to people who do not ordinarily have access to them and expanding opportunities for enrichment for all people. Her responsibilities include providing oversight and management to all the Foundation’s grant programs, including two special funding initiatives, the Fellowships in the Arts program and the New Theatre Works Initiative, she designed and implemented.  She has extensive background in business and human capital management.  Before joining Independence Foundation, Ms. Bohnenberger served in a variety of positions with Staples, the Office Superstore, including operations and sales manager, general manager, human resources coordinator and regional management recruiter.  Prior to her current position with Independence Foundation, she was the assistant regional director for Staples in the Philadelphia area.   Ms. Bohnenberger currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of FringeArts, is a Board Member of Pig Iron Theatre Company, and recently completed her six-year tenure on the board of Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia. A Philadelphia native, she earned a Bachelor’s in Policy Analysis/Management Studies and Psychology from Dickinson College, and a Master’s degree in History from West Chester University.  Ms. Bohnenberger, her husband Robert and their three children, twin daughters Catherine and Anne, and son Steven, reside in Folsom, Pennsylvania.