Jennifer Madar has a background in marketing communications. She recently completed three years of service as president of YaleBoston, a position she reached after years of volunteer service on the club's board as secretary, vice-president and YAA Delegate. During her first year as president, she worked with her board to launch a new website, revise the club's bylaws, and obtain 501(c)(3) nonprofit status for the organization, all the while overseeing YaleBoston's year-long 150th anniversary celebration. In recognition of these accomplishments, YaleBoston was recognized by the YAA with the “Outstanding Major-Cities Yale Club Award” in November 2016.
In her remaining years as president, Madar also focused on providing more ways for Boston-area alums to engage with the organization and one another. She strengthened the group's relationship with the Boston chapters of YAA-recognized shared interest groups, and made a point of respecting the dedication and expertise of long-serving volunteers while introducing new perspectives, ideas and demographics to the organization. Her goal throughout was to foster a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere for all alums, undergraduate, graduate, and professional alike.
Madar is currently in her first year as a member of the Governing Council of YaleWomen, and serves on the Steering Committee of YaleWomen Boston. For many years she has also been a member of a Boston-area Alumni Schools Committee, interviewing high-school students applying to Yale. She feels that her background in communications has given her an openness to different perspectives as well as a strong commitment to consensus-building and outreach.