A lifetime supporter of the visual and performing arts, Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, cum laude. She has worked in the areas of marketing, commercial and residential construction. Jenny has been involved with philanthropic endeavors in Ohio as well as in Naples. She served on the board of the Cincinnati Opera and was primarily involved with development efforts. Jenny was instrumental in the transformation of the CAC in Cincinnati to the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art which opened in 2003. The building, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, was described by the N. Y. Times as “the best new building since the Cold War.”
Jenny was very active producing and acting in The Lebanon Community Theater in Lebanon, OH. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Windstar on the Bay Country Club in Naples. Jenny and her husband of fifty years, Rich, have been residents of Old Naples since 2000 and have three sons and two granddaughters. The Houshes have been attending productions at Gulfshore Playhouse since 2011 and pledged a $500,000 donation to the Capital Campaign.