Jen Matthews ’05 joined Gunston’s staff as the Database Administrator in the summer of 2021. In addition to being an alumna of the school, Jen brings more than a decade of experience in fundraising, alumni relations, database management, grant writing, event planning, and donor stewardship. Previously, Jen served as the director of development & alumni relations at Kent School, where she increased annual giving by 33% and grew alumni participation from 4% to 12% annually, and secured over $200,000 in state funding. Before that, Jen worked as development manager at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. Jen graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She lives in Queenstown with her husband and son and two dogs and one cat.