If you’ve ever visited the Community Harvest Project offices, then you’re familiar with the whirling dervish that is Brittany Grenon. Filled with energy, new ideas, and a passion for CHP that can’t be beat, Brittany worked tirelessly to build up our fundraising program. This past month Brittany transitioned out of her role at CHP, but not before accomplishing many great things!
One of her greatest achievements was bringing Salesforce to CHP. Salesforce has allowed us to digitize our volunteer sign-ups and scheduling, better track our donations, and reach out to our community in more ways than ever before. It now forms the backbone of our operations, and it’s hard to imagine our office operating any other way! Brittany also worked to build up our Harvest Home 5K event to over 200 runners, brought new life to our appeals and materials, and more. While we will miss her spunky presence in the office, we can’t wait to see she does next in her community.
When it came time to look for a new Development Manager, we decided to transition this role to full-time. As our organization continues to grow, so too have our fundraising needs. That’s where our newest team member, Carolyn Ambrose, comes in! Carolyn comes to us after several years of development work at The Hanover Theatre in downtown Worcester. Her experience, great sense of humor, and positive energy are already working their magic on our office.
Read below to learn more about Carolyn:
Q: Why did you choose to come to CHP?
A: I love CHP’s mission to improve access to healthy fruits and vegetables for those who need them most. My background is in development for a nonprofit organization that shares the same passion as CHP to create healthy and engaged communities through volunteering. I plan to personally engage individuals and corporations not only for donations and sponsorship opportunities but also with the help of the CHP team to offer them the invaluable experience and the wonderful feeling of doing good in the community. Doing both successfully will make my heart sing.
Q:What are you tackling in your first weeks here?
A: I’m enjoying learning all about the farming industry – it is absolutely fascinating! The team is so helpful, engaging and smart! And boy do they work hard, really hard!
Q: When you’re not at the barn, what activities do you enjoy?
A: When I’m not at the barn, you can find me on the beach in Cape Cod reading a book, skiing, hiking or walking, spending time with my family and friends or tending my own garden – I love to weed.
Q: What’s your favorite vegetable? How do you like to cook it?
A: I adore tomatoes smothered in mayo with salt and pepper! I also love them in my husband’s Italian gravy with garlic and fresh basil over pasta, it is to die for!