VP of Development
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona
Nicole Kennedy began her professional career in finance and banking in her 20s where she quickly secured her role as an assistant branch manager in Dallas, Texas. In 2007, Nicole moved to the Phoenix area as a mortgage sales and insurance broker where she managed her own successful firm, the Kennedy Benefit Group. She was heavily involved in charitable work and volunteered her time with multiple organizations. “I enjoyed being self-employed as a broker, however, I really found I was passionate about philanthropy and welcomed a change in my career.” Nicole was offered the job of development officer for the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona where she gained great fulfillment from nonprofit work. Growing up in the Prescott area, Nicole decided to bring her philanthropic knowledge back to the Prescott community. In 2015, she relocated and assumed the title VP of Development for the local Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona. Nicole has been recognized for many achievements; however, she is most commended for her latest community endeavor, Dancing for the Stars. “I was certain this event would be embraced by our community. Yet, I am proud to say that with the dedication and support of many great people, this event has raised more than $320,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona in just two years.” With her savvy fundraising skills, she currently leads the Clubs’ capital campaign that will expand the Prescott and Prescott Valley Clubs. Nicole also founded Prescott Area Women Who Care, a philanthropic group of women who meet quarterly to share their commitment in bettering the community. Nicole continues to give back by serving as a board member for Northern Arizona Dream Center, a nonprofit organization that supports young adults aging out of foster care. Nicole has been happily married for 13 years and has one son.