May 18, 2017 12:00 am

Pierce College is proud to announce the hiring of Jennifer Wolbrecht as the Foundation’s new director for development. Wolbrecht comes to Pierce College after spending more than 12 years with the Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma.

Metro Parks provides more than 65 parks and recreation activities to the city of Tacoma’s residents as well as the greater Puget Sound region.

In her most recent position at Metro Parks, she served as resource development manager. In this position, she coordinated and managed all aspects of fundraising programs, including relationship databases, annual and major giving, grants, nonprofit board development and capital campaign work. Previously, she served as the corporate relations manager, where she created and managed corporate relations programs to include a district-wide sponsorship initiative.

Wolbrecht is looking forward to bringing her development and relationship building expertise to Pierce College. “It became a goal of mine to one day work on a college campus,” she said. “I really appreciate the culture of continuous learning, and I’m excited to grow the college’s alumni relations and engage with people in the college community.”

Wolbrecht holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre/dance and nonprofit management from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.