Thanksgiving message from Director of Business Affairs
Despite the challenges of this pandemic year, we are grateful for the new skills we have acquired bringing Jazz Power Initiative’s Youth Education and Community Programs online. The online environment has helped us connect more deeply with individual students and families while offering a safe space for the students to express themselves and learn new skills. Thanks to ongoing collaborations with community leaders and partners, we also supported families and artists with food and internet service. Please help us continue to provide this critical support to our Uptown Manhattan community by donating to jazzpower.org/donate.
Director Of Business Affairs
Jazz Power Initiative Director of Business Affairs Janny Gonzalez was born in Venezuela and studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Los Andes, located in the city of Merida, Venezuela receiving her B.S. in Chemical Engineering degree in 2012. After launching a successful career in Process Design Engineering in Venezolana de Proyectos Integrados, C.A. (VEPICA) in Caracas, Venezuela, she migrated to the United States in 2016 due to political factors. Janny began working in the non-profit sector in 2017 at Jazz Power Initiative (JPI) in Inwood, Manhattan as a marketing, bookkeeping and operations consultant. After proving her capabilities, Janny was promoted to Director of Business Affairs in fall of 2020. Janny’s responsibilities include managing the budget, technology, and fundraising activities of JPI as well as serving as a staff liaison to the Board of Directors. Janny is a singer, plays piano, is happily married and the proud mom of one child.