Meet our Development Staff | The Village Family Service Center

The Village Family Service Center

Meet our Development Staff

Our team brings a wealth of knowledge and history to help donors and community members connect with the work of The Village. Our passion for the clients we serve shines through in all we do. We’re excited and ready to talk!  Please read Our Pledge to Donors.

Donations can be made online or mailed to 1201 25th St. S., Fargo ND 58103. If you would like more information about giving to The Village, please call or email one of our team members, or contact us online.

Our Staff

Trenton Gerads, Director of DevelopmentTrenton Gerads, Director of Development
The Village Family Service Center
tgerads@thevillagefamily.org
701-451-4966

"I work with an amazing team of professionals dedicated to serving children, adults and families. In my role, I collaborate with individuals and community partners to ensure The Village Family Service Center’s programs remain accessible to all in need."


David Newman, Major Gifts Officer
The Village Family Service Center
dnewman@thevillagefamily.org
701-451-4991

"By working in Development, I can create positive changes in the lives of children, adults and in family dynamics. I raise monies and awareness so these people can strive for greatness and a better tomorrow. Every day I get to go home and know that I made a slight difference in the communities we serve."
 


Brittney Hogen

Brittney Hogan, Development Officer
The Village Family Service Center
bhogan@thevillagefamily.org
701-451-5033

"My role in Development with The Village Family Service Center is to help with maximizing funding from donors through special event fundraising, friendraising, major gift campaigns and community engagement. Through building awareness and relationships with our supporters, I can know others have the opportunity to receive services to help strengthen their lives.​"


Jenny SmithJenny Smith, Donor Management Coordinator
The Village Family Service Center
jsmith@thevillagefamily.org
701-451-4957

"I love working at The Village because I know the work I do, even though indirectly, helps the people our counselors see every day. It makes me happy knowing that our work, for over 126 years, has helped strengthen our community. I also love working at The Village because it really feels like I am working with family. We are such a close knit group and it feels great to know that our work is making a difference in people’s lives."


Kelly LynchKelly Lynch, Grants Manager
The Village Family Service Center
klynch@thevillagefamily.org
701-451-4937

"I thoroughly enjoy writing, and my job as grants manager allows me to use that talent to help people. I know I don’t possess the skills needed to be a counselor, but I can further their vital work by seeking out grant funds to support Village programming and the children and families we serve. It’s very rewarding."

 


The Village Family Service Center is a 501(c)3 organization. Its Tax ID number is 45-0226423. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.