Introducing Jessica Allen: A New Leader in Development at Catholic Charities

Introducing Jessica Allen: A New Leader in Development at Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities introduces Jessica Allen as the new Director of Development. With her unwavering passion for service and community, Catholic Charities is confident that Jessica will continue to build on the legacy of her predecessor, Eric Frank, who retired on October 31 after 13 years with the organization. Jessica, a dedicated Catholic Charities Ambassador since 2021, brings a wealth of experience and passion for service to her role.

"I'm thrilled to be part of the Catholic Charities family as the new Director of Development. It's an exciting new chapter, and I can't wait to work alongside the incredible donors, volunteers, and staff here,” Allen said. “Together, we'll continue to serve the wonderful families of northern Kansas, making a real, positive impact. I'm eager to connect with our supporters and build on the strong foundation laid by my predecessor, Eric Frank.”

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a minor in Business from Kansas State University, Jessica’s professional journey includes significant contributions to Salina Regional Health Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Greater Salina Community Foundation. Beyond her professional achievements, Jessica has also demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to community service. For the past 15 years, she has been a dedicated volunteer with the Love, Chloe Foundation, embodying the spirit of philanthropy and compassion. Alongside her husband Matt and their four daughters, Jessica also actively participates in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish in Salina.

"We are thrilled to welcome Jessica Allen as our new Director of Development. Her dedication to service, coupled with her impressive professional background, makes her an invaluable asset to our organization," said Megan Robl, executive director. "We look forward to the remarkable achievements and positive changes she will undoubtedly bring to our community."

Jessica officially started her role on October 9 and is set to work closely with the organization's supporters, learning from her predecessor's legacy, and steering Catholic Charities toward new heights.

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