Joyce Hendricks is IIE's Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer. Hendricks works with IIE’s President and CEO, as well as the Board of Trustees and senior management while leading a team focused on fundraising efforts. She develops and maintains relationships with current stakeholders and potential prospects who have an interest in and desire to support IIE’s world-class services and programs. Hendricks focuses on expanding support for critical IIE initiatives, including the Fulbright Legacy Fund, Scholar Rescue Fund, student emergency funds, study abroad initiatives, and IIE’s work to support refugees and higher education in emergencies. She plays a key role in planning fundraising activities and events including those in support of IIE’s Centennial celebration in 2019, and develops new initiatives, further engaging those who support our mission.
Hendricks brings a wealth of experience to this position, having most recently spent ten years leading a wide range of development operations at Rutgers University. At Rutgers, Hendricks led a team that conducted fundraising activities at Rutgers University New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden, which included annual giving, gift planning, and corporate and foundation relations. While at Rutgers, Hendricks played a pivotal role with the public launch of the university’s first $1 billion campaign. She has been a member of the Rutgers Board of Trustees since 2017 and was appointed to the board of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities in 2018. Before joining Rutgers University, Hendricks held a range of positions at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), including Commodity Manager, Strategic Sourcing, and Manager, Corporate Contributions and Community Relations. Hendricks spent a majority of her career working in community relations, engagement, and administration roles at J&J. She also directed corporate financial support to organizations and agencies that provided critical care and support services to the neediest members of the community.
Hendricks earned a B.A. magna cum laude in communications from Rutgers University.