Jessica Aylor joined Triangle Community Foundation in 2007 and now serves as Vice President of Community Engagement. In this role, she oversees programs and partnerships that improve the quality of life in the Triangle region, especially for marginalized residents. She is also responsible for strategic planning, community research, and program evaluation for the Foundation.
Jessica has more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy, higher education, the arts, and community economic development in North Carolina and Virginia. She is now Co-Chair of the Chapel Hill Funders Network; and on the board of directors for PTA Thrift Shop in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC Data Works, the Wilkins Corporation, and Chapel Hill Cooperative Preschool. She has also served on the boards of the Institute of Political Leadership, NC Center for Women in Public Service, and NC State Theatre Endowment; and on advisory committees for the Chapel of the Cross, NC Network of Grantmakers, Forward Cities & the Durham Innovation Council, MDC, Triangle J Council of Governments, United Way of the Greater Triangle, and Kidznotes.
Jess holds a master’s degree in public administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and a bachelor of arts from the University of Virginia. She is a recipient of the Triangle Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Award and Business Leader Magazine’s Women Extraordinaire Award; and a graduate of Leadership Triangle and Leadership Chapel Hill-Carrboro.
Jess is a native of North Carolina and now proud to be raising two vivacious children in Chapel Hill with her fellow Wahoo husband David.
Jess is a writer for our blog! Check out her thoughts here.
Ways Jess Gives Back
- Volunteering at her children’s schools
- Supporting women in public service
- Serving on boards, committees, taskforces