LOWELL -- The Greater Lowell Community Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization that serves Greater Lowell and the Merrimack Valley, recently announced that Jennifer Aradhya of Groton has been appointed to the role of Vice President for Marketing and Programs.

"Jennifer has the skill set, knowledge and experience to provide strategic leadership to the foundation's annual marketing plan, brand development as well as to our programs," says president and CEO Jay Linnehan.

Aradhya brings more than 20 years of professional nonprofit marketing experience to this position. In this role, she will help the Foundation achieve its community building objectives in Greater Lowell by working to promote and expand the brand and promote the philanthropic and community investment goals.

"For the past 2 years, I have served on the GLCF's Marketing & Development Board. I have been so impressed by the impactful work being done in the community under current leadership -- I am excited to take on a larger role at the Foundation," says Aradhya.

Aradhya was previously the Dean of Marketing Communications at Middlesex Community College. She received a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Bridgewater State University, and an M.S. in Applied Communication from Fitchburg State University. Ms. Aradhya has received more than 200 design and marketing awards for her work, including the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations prestigious 2017 District 1 Communicator of the Year award.


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Aradhya has been active as both a volunteer and board member of numerous civic and nonprofit organizations including Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell.

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization comprised of over 350 funds, currently totaling over $37 million, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in 20 neighboring cities and towns, including Groton, Pepperell, Shirley and Townsend.

The foundation annually awards grants and scholarships to hundreds of worthy nonprofits and students, and is powered by the winning combination of donor-directed giving, personal attention from its staff, and an in-depth understanding of local needs. The generosity of donors has enabled the foundation to award nearly $19 million to the Greater Lowell Community since 1999.

For more information on the Greater Lowell Community Foundation please visit www.glcfoundation.org.