Vice President of Advancement


Jennifer Darby leads IYI’s Advancement team as the Vice President of Advancement. The Advancement team serves as the backbone support for fund development and reporting opportunities for each of the divisions at IYI. She is a successful human service professional with 26 years experience in the nonprofit sector and previously served as the Vice President of Advancement and Programs for Indiana Black Expo, Inc.

Jennifer holds a M.P.A. in Non-Profit Management and a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. Jennifer Darby is a member of the Heartland Advisory Council and the RISE Indy Advisory Council. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Catch the Stars Foundation, Inc., Indianapolis Charter School Board, and previously served on the Board of Directors for Irvington Community Schools.

Jennifer describes her role in the community as one which helps individuals by providing them with the support, tools, training, and latitude to pursue their goals and become the best they can possibly be. This is accomplished through sharing knowledge, skills, and access to the community, which informs them of available opportunities for success. Her favorite quote is, “A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case, he is justly accountable to them for the injury.” – John Stuart Mill .