Jennifer Van Patten
My name is Jennifer Van Patten, AKA Jen VP or JVP ...the Board’s Jen #5. I have a Burley-lovin’ 2nd grade daughter and kindergarten son. I'm a part-time nanny, and stay-at-home Mom. I manage a toddler, little people, and big people (husband & Fantasy Football teams), in the areas of Sanitation, Chauffeuring, Refereeing, Coaching, Tutoring, and everything under the sun.
I got involved with Friends of Burley for a few reasons. First, I strongly believe Friends of Burley is critical to building and maintaining Burley's outstanding programs and supportive community, and I wanted to help the organization that directly impacts education in our neighborhood! I also felt it was time to dust the cobwebs off of my professional and personal event-coordinating skills, and apply them to this worthiest of causes. Finally, I joined FOB because my friend Jen Faust Lefebvre asked me to, and I heard FOB peeps are a hoot!
This is my first year on the Friends of Burley Board. I co-chaired September’s Fall Social, which was exhilarating, nerve-racking, and exhausting all at the same time. I also organized a few new Fall Social Sign-up Events, including a Golf Outing and a F.E.W Spirits distillery private tour. Planning and putting on the events, I had the pleasure of meeting and working with some cool people, and together we rocked the Fall Social and its fundraising goal!