Jennifer McConnehey

Director of Philanthropy // Collabria Care

Philanthropy in Napa Valley

Collabria Care is committed to providing exceptional professional health care, expert resources, and compas sionate support to individuals and their loved ones experiencing the transitions of aging, serious illness, or facing the end of life. And as the organization’s director of philanthropy, Jennifer McConnehey is committed to supporting Collabria Care’s clinical staff so that these caring individuals have the necessary resources to respond to community needs. In her role, McConnehey oversees Collabria Care’s annual and legacy giving programs as well as major events. She also works closely with donors to pair their charitable wishes with Collabria Care’s initiatives. “In Napa County, we are blessed with a generous and supportive community,” said McConnehey.

Started in 1979 as a volunteer hospice program, Collabria Care has grown to become the leading center for community- based senior care delivery and resources in the North Bay.  “As our population ages, it’s crucial our community members have access to specialized health care and support,” said McConnehey, who admires Collabria Care’s ability to identify and fill gaps in care. “And, they shouldn’t have to face these tender moments alone. Those in our care are some of this community’s most vulnerable individuals with multiple illnesses, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, or another life-limiting illness. Programs such as community grief support, Alzheimer’ services, and our Day Program all grew from those identified unmet needs. I truly love my job and feel fortunate to work with such great people that are committed to our mission.

Every day I see examples of the significant impact philanthropy makes in the lives of those we serve.”



Article By: Fran Miller