New donor relations manager joins the Jacksonville Humane Society


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) has hired Courtney Powers as the organization’s new donor relations manager. 

“Courtney has a wide range of experience in client services and communications,” said Pamela Javins, director of development for JHS. “These skills are vital to her new role managing donations, fundraising and communicating with donors.”

Most recently, Powers worked for Solantic Walk-In Urgent Care as a communications manager. She has also held public relations and special event planning positions with Destination Planning Corporation and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Additionally, Powers has worked in communications in Orlando and Washington, D.C.

Powers is dedicated to the community, serving in leadership roles for a number of local charities including:

  • Volunteering as a board member for The Crew of Habijax, a group of young professionals dedicated to Habit for Humanity.
  • Serving as the special events chair for Girls on the Run, an organization that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.
  • Volunteering as the Junior League of Jacksonville’s vice-chair for its Girls on the Run committee and chairing the Toast of the Coast committee, Toast of the Coast is a cookbook produced by the Junior League as a fundraiser.
  • Serving on The Cummer Museum’s Up & Cummers board and volunteering as a silent auction display committee member for The Cummer Ball & Auction.
  • Co-chairing The Downtown Jacksonville Public Library’s Ex Libris Gala Vol. II., a fundraiser for the library.
  • Volunteering as a planning committee member for Pillars of JMOMA, a fundraiser for the Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly called the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art).

Powers is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and resides on Jacksonville’s Westside with her husband.

About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society, founded in 1885, serves more than 4,000 animals each year. JHS is a non-profit center for animal welfare and education that serves as a resource for all companion-animal related issues. The organization is dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes for animals by matching people with the pet that is right for them.