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DCF Welcomes Jessica Gordon as Philanthropy Officer for Southern Delaware

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The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) is excited to welcome Jessica Gordon as its philanthropy officer for southern Delaware.  

In her new role, Gordon will join the philanthropic services team to grow the DCF’s assets to increase philanthropy’s impact in Delaware. She will help with new fund acquisitions, cultivation and growth of existing funds and fundraising for the DCF’s annual operating and endowment needs.  

Gordon comes to the DCF from Beebe Healthcare where she worked as the communications project coordinator. Her tasks included supervising multiple projects from start to finish, acting as a liaison between departments to facilitate communications and gathering materials and information for upcoming projects.  

Gordon has also worked at the University of Delaware, the Minds Over Matter Initiative, Delaware Beach Life Magazine and the Beebe Medical Foundation. 

“Jessica is a tremendous addition to the staff,” said Mike DiPaolo, DCF vice president for southern Delaware. “She brings incredible experience working with others to bring in new fundholders, which will benefit southern Delaware immensely.” 

Gordon earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from Wilmington University. When not enjoying traveling and exploring the outdoors, she is a cheerleader for her kids’ many sports teams. She currently lives in Lewes with her husband, two children and two black labs.  

“I’ve seen the great impact the DCF has in the southern Delaware community,” Gordon said. “I cannot wait to come on board and continue to increase philanthropy in the Kent and Sussex counties.”