Jennifer Reynolds

Executive Director, Silent Observer

(616) 771-0317

Headshot of Jennifer Reynolds
Headshot of Jennifer Reynolds

About Me

Jennifer Reynolds comes to Silent Observer of West Michigan with 25 years in the not-for-profit sector. Jennifer has extensive experience developing scalable fund development programs for small to mid-size organizations. She enjoys teaching fund development and relationship-building strategies, leading classes for Neighborworks America, Young Non-Profit Professionals and Grant Writers Roundtable. Jennifer makes her home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after stops in New York, NY, Oklahoma City, and Detroit. Jennifer is proud to be called “mom” by her children Caroline and Jack and spends a significant portion of non-work hours in youth hockey arenas throughout the Midwest. She is an avid reader, podcast listener, home repair specialist and a terrible cook.

Fun Facts

  • Jennifer loves to go into the Main Branch of Grand Rapids Public Library – such a majestic and storied building. It’s amazing to see decades of footsteps indented in the marble floors.
  • Favorite Chamber Event: The ATHENA Awards Celebration. This is always a remarkable celebration of women’s leadership and savvy in the West Michigan community.