About Jennifer Rhoads, CFP

Jennifer Rhoads, CFP

Before joining the Foundation, Jennifer Rhoads spent 15 years working extensively in financial planning and wealth management. She has experience with a variety of professional financial planning services for affluent clients, including charitable planning, trust and estate services. Rhoads is a Certified Financial Planner™ and a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.

Jennifer graduated from Washington State University, Pullman with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications. She believes strongly in community service and regularly volunteers at nonprofit organizations and community events. She currently serves as a board member for Grantmakers of Oregon and SW Washington and is a member of the City of Vancouver’s Executive Sponsors Council, “Vancouver Strong.” Jennifer is a lifelong resident of Vancouver with her husband Don and two children.

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Recent Posts by Jennifer Rhoads, CFP

Centering Community to Triumph Over Hate

March 24th, 2021

The pandemic has intensified many or our nation’s greatest faults, and last week we watched as Atlanta, Georgia became the latest epicenter of violence.

A mass shooting killed eight people, injured one, and devastated entire families and communities. Our team mourns for everyone victimized by this hateful act.

Six of the lives taken were women of Asian …

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COVID-19 Highlights A Threat to Community and Philanthropy

July 20th, 2020

I’ve heard the phrase, “We’re all in this together.” many times over the last few months.  

Without a doubt, this time has been difficult for all Americans. Yet, the circumstances we are facing have made it glaringly obvious that race has a dramatic impact on our life experiences. 

As a steward of local relief funds, the Community Foundation …

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A Call to Stand Against Racism

June 16th, 2020


To our Black and Brown neighbors, colleagues and friends: We hear you; we see you; we’re grieving with you.
We also stand with you.

The Community Foundation is rising up and taking action, alongside our community partners, who are calling for racial justice in southwest Washington and across the nation. We stand because of George Floyd, Breonna …

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More Funding for CARES Act Loan Programs Could Benefit Nonprofits

April 28th, 2020

On Friday, a $484 billion bill became the fourth relief package passed by Congress to address the sweeping economic impacts of COVID-19. The most recent aid will replenish CARES Act loan programs that are available to nonprofits.

Three of the loan programs outlined in the CARES Act offered support for nonprofits. This most recent aid infuses …

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