Jennifer Hefner, member of the Board
Jen Hefner and Heidi Vance attended both high school and college together, ever changing, learning, and growing, but always understanding one another. In the fall of 1999, Heidi and Jen reconnected at Mass. General Hospital, where Curtis was admitted for the installation of a feeding tube. Jen attended both Curt and Heidiís wedding, and Curtís funeral, and after witnessing Curtís strength and courage, decided to climb on board The Curtis R. Vance Foundation, Inc., and make a difference!
Hefner grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and graduated from The Loomis
Chaffee School, Windsor CT in 1993. She earned twelve varsity letters while at
Loomis, as a member of the soccer, hockey, and lacrosse teams, as well as
various awards and honors for her tremendous athleticism and commitment to her
teams. Jen graduated from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont in 1997. She,
again, dedicated much of her time to athletics as a member of the varsity
soccer, hockey, and lacrosse teams, and was the recipient of numerous awards and
honors. After graduation, she returned to the island of Loomis Chaffee, where
she taught Spanish, worked in Admissions, and coached. She left Loomis after a
year to work for a software consulting firm in Boston, where she developing
customized software. In June of 2000, she moved to Chicago, IL, to work as a
consultant developing web applications for Plural. She is currently
working for Dell. Jen coordinated the April 28th, 2001 event in Chicago at The Elbo
Room and looks forward to helping out with more Chicago foundation events.