The YWCA Princeton has named Jenn Johnston as its new director of development, effective September 14.
In her new role, Johnston will lead YWCA Princeton’s fundraising efforts and steer marketing strategy. She will work in close collaboration with YWCA Princeton’s Board of Directors to uphold organizational standards and goals, and advance the YWCA mission.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jenn to our team during a time when our work is needed now more than ever,” said Tay Walker, executive director of YWCA Princeton. “We look forward to providing the Princeton community with our programs and services, and advancing our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women under Jenn’s leadership.”
“In a time ripe with social upheaval and unrest, becoming part of the YW feels like a calling,” Johnston said in a statement. “I am personally passionate about the YW’s mission work, and I feel grateful to join this global movement to create a better world for those most marginalized and least heard. It starts right here with you and with me. .”
Johnston has more than 10 years of experience in fundraising leadership and most recently served as director of communications and development for the Trenton-based nonprofit Arm In Arm.
She also serves on the Women in Development – Mercer County Board, is a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, and volunteers with Princeton Community Works.
A graduate of Boston University, Johnston earned a bachelor’s degree in sociocultural anthropology with a background in women’s studies and religion.
YWCA Princeton, 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton 08540. 609-497-2100. Tay Walker, executive director. www.ywcaprinceton.org.
Now Hiring: Amazon
Internet retail giant Amazon announced a 100,000 worker hiring spree on September 14 that will include 7,000 new jobs in New Jersey. The addition of those workers will make Amazon the largest employer in the state.
Of those new jobs, 2,500 are for Amazon’s fulfillment center in Robbinsville.
Though the company hopes to have all new workers in place this fall, ahead of the holiday rush, the positions being filled are permanent rather than seasonal.
The available jobs have a starting pay rate of $15 per hour and include a benefits package. To apply visit www.amazon.com/apply.
Amazon, 50 New Canton Way, Robbinsville 08691. www.amazon.com.
Richard Blofson, 87, on September 3. He co-founded of the Princeton-based documentary film company Telequest. The Philadelphia native’s career also included stints as Broadway stage manager, freelance camera man, and director and cinematographer for the New York Times’ History Project, and cinematographer for the Academy Award-nominated documentary on Broadway caricaturist Al Hirschfeld “the Line King.”
Kathleen D. Onorati DiMatteo, 66, on September 10. She worked as a legal secretary at Stark & Stark for more than 30 years.
Arlene K. Wilkinson, 81, on September 11. She worked as an administrative assistant at Educational Testing Services, the State of New Jersey, and McGraw Hill.
Robert P. Livengood Sr., 84, on September 7. He retired as a stationary fireman at Mercer County Airport.
William J. Perhacs, 55, on September 5. He was a director of global energy and sustainability services for Bristol Myers-Squibb.
Joan M. O’Rahilly, 73, on September 4. She worked for the state Department of the Treasury.
Kelly Procaccino on August 31. A state worker for 34 years, she was a human resource specialist with the Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Patricia Anne Florence, 71, on September 6. The Trenton Central High School graduate worked for the Division of Archive and History Records Bureau as a microfilm machine operator.