A lifetime supporter of the visual and performing arts, Jenny is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning. She has worked in the areas of marketing, commercial and residential construction. Jenny has been involved with philanthropic endeavors in Ohio where 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.
In Naples, Jenny is on the board of trustees for The Shelter for Abused Women and Children, where she has been serving this past year. She and her husband Rich are very involved with Habitat for Humanity here in Collier County.
The Houshes have been attending productions at Gulfshore Playhouse since 2011 and recently pledged a $500,000 donation to the Capital Campaign. They have three sons and two granddaughters.