- IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2019)
Indiana University and The Division of Student Affairs recognizes Jennifer Harris for her significant contributions to Paw's Closet and the Nina Scholars program.
Paw's Closet was established after a survey of IUPUI students revealed the need for an on-campus resource that offered free clothing for students. Harris' gift of clothing, both business and casual attire, helped stock Paw's Closet for the grand opening. Students with access to professional dress are better able to confidently prepare for and present themselves in the best possible light during job interviews, while everyday attire assists those who are unable to purchase clothing for various reasons.
She volunteers by helping to set up the closet and participating in student runway shows, and also helps at the closet, allowing students a unique one-on-one opportunity for personal mentoring and networking - tools that will serve them well in the future.
In March 2019, Harris transitioned from a successful career at Eli Lilly and Company to a position with MAP International, a global Christian nonprofit organization providing medication and medical supplies to patients in need in over 90 countries.