Krystin Jorgenson Joins John Rex Endowment Team

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Krystin Jorgenson, CPA as Chief Financial and Operations Officer, effective October 18, 2021.  

Jorgenson, with more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, comes to the Endowment from the Carolina Small Business Development Fund, in which she served as the VP, Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that she was the Financial Specialist for the WakeMed Foundation. She also worked as the Controller at the Triangle Community Foundation. Jorgenson has experience with not only financial management, but also budgeting, staff management, annual auditing and IRS filings, insurance, policy writing, payroll, benefits and Human Resource duties, managing foundation investments, IT services, grant writing, fundraising, and event planning. Jorgenson is a Certified Public Accountant. She earned her bachelor's degree in environmental studies from Alfred University. Jorgenson studied accounting at Durham Technical Community College and Barton College. 

“We are thrilled to have Krystin join us in this new role for the Endowment that will allow us to continue our emphasis on operational and financial excellence—grounded in racial equity,” says Kellan Moore, John Rex Endowment president and CEO. “Krystin will work with the board on the Endowment’s investments and lead through the complexities of choices as we explore how to align our capital with our mission and values. Her work for a nonprofit CDFI (Community Development Financial Institutions) as well as two other foundations makes her uniquely qualified to lead this next phase of our work.” 

A note from Krystin:  

I am excited to join the John Rex Endowment and get back to my foundation roots. I am thrilled with the direction that the organization is going with its commitment to racial equity in Wake County. I look forward to being a part of this team and being a part of the positive impact that this group will have in our community. I hope that my experiences serve the organization well!   


Krystin can be reached at