Director of Advancement and External Affairs


BS Communications, Concentration in Public Relations, Minor in French, Boston University, College of Communications
HBX, Harvard Business School
Certificate, HBX Sustainable Business Strategy

Jessica Orndorff joins us as our new Director of Advancement and External Affairs, effective August 1, 2021.  Jessica brings to Congressional, almost 17 years’ experience in event planning and nonprofit fundraising, including eight years at City Year Inc, where she ascended to the position of Senior Manager of National Corporate Development. In that role, she worked to secure national corporate partners to engage in City Year’s mission. (City Year is an education nonprofit which hires young adults as AmeriCorps Members to serve as tutors and mentors in under-resourced schools throughout America.) She joined City Year, Inc. in 2013 after serving as development officer in charge of community events with Joslin Diabetes Center for three years. She has also worked as special events coordinator for Boston Medical Center for six years. 

Outside of work, Jessica loves playing tennis, devouring fiction and memoirs, gardening and enjoying the outdoors!


"I love meeting new people and getting the chance to share my passion for doing good in the world with others. It's a gift to support our kids!”


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