Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation announced that Jessica Gordon and Julie Stevenson have joined the Lewes-based nonprofit, sharing the role of development director.

The position was formerly held by Alyssa Titus, who recently accepted a position as director of marketing for Schell Brothers.

Gordon has experience in fundraising and communications. She was a development officer for Beebe Medical Foundation, where she assisted with the design and implementation of an $8 million capital campaign. More recently, she co-founded Minds Over Matter Initiative, which partners with schools, organizations and companies to create mutually beneficial programs based on mindfulness principles. She also writes and edits feature stories and briefs for Delaware Beach Life magazine. Gordon and her husband, John, live in Lewes and have two daughters who attend elementary school in the Cape Henlopen School District.

Stevenson has extensive client service and community outreach experience. She is currently the office manager of Lewes-based One Call Services. She previously worked in Wilmington as a paralegal assistant with attorney Steven J. Stirparo and as human resource associate with The Siegfried Group. She has served on the board of the Gosling Creek Homeowners Association, taught Sunday school at Bethel United Methodist Church and was the financial coordinator for Mothers of Preschoolers. Stevenson and her husband, James, live in Lewes with their two sons, also students in the Cape District.

The directors will focus on continuing to build familiarity with and support for CHEF initiatives, including its signature fundraiser, Winter Jam, held in January.

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