The nonprofit group Peel Compton Foundation in Bentonville announced Wednesday (Oct. 7) the hiring of Jennifer Martinez Belt as director of development.
Belt has more than 15 years of fundraising and nonprofit leadership experience and “key skills that will enable the foundation to accelerate sustainable growth,” according to a news release. Belt’s career in the nonprofit sector includes organizations in healthcare, literacy and hunger relief with annual budgets raising over $5 million.
Belt is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She is relocating to Northwest Arkansas from Little Rock with her husband and two children.
Belt most recently served as the director of advancement for the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and the chief development officer for the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and serves on the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance board of directors.
“What a perfect season to join the Peel Compton Foundation,” Belt said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing the growth and change that is happening in this beautiful area of our state.”
The Peel Compton Foundation was founded in 1992 and oversees Bentonville attractions Peel Mansion & Heritage Gardens, Compton Gardens & Conference Center and Coler Mountain Bike Preserve.