Gillian O’Brien

Senior Manager of Events

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As Senior Manager of Events at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, Gillian leads all fundraising events at JAF, including signature fundraising events (Golf and Gala), Brewery "Hop Overs", Team JAF Athletic events, and Supporter Hosted/Community fundraisers.

Gillian grew up in Mansfield, MA, and now resides in Wrentham with her husband and daughter. Gillian graduated from Endicott College with a degree in Hospitality and Event Management. She began working with the Foundation back in 2008, initially as a volunteer/runner and supporter and then as a part-time employee. Always hoping to end up back at JAF, Gillian fully joined the Joe Andruzzi Foundation in October 2013.

 

Get to Know Gillian

What drives you each day at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?

Reading the thank you notes and emails we receive daily from patients, family members and social workers expressing how much of an impact JAF has made on their lives. Also, the thousands of supporters who continue to invest in JAF, finding new ways to get involved in helping further the JAF mission and reach.

What is your favorite thing about working for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?

The patients we work on behalf of, and the colleagues I work alongside at JAF. The Foundation is like one big family – although we all have our roles within the organization, everyone is always willing to lend a hand wherever it’s needed. It’s an amazing feeling when you love your job and who you work with.

What’s a “fun fact” about yourself that others may be surprised to learn?

I ran the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of Team JAF!