Jessica Cook

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Senior Research Associate

Jessica brings experience spanning 15 years in education, philanthropy, community development, and human services administration to her role as Senior Research Associate at NPAG.

Jessica’s career in nonprofit service began with two years as an AmeriCorps member for Local Initiatives Support Corporation, where she realized her passion for philanthropy, community development and nonprofit administration. Jessica helped lead a community development agency and manage a regional human services partnership in Western Michigan for nearly a decade before making the move to philanthropy and working as Community Foundation Program Officer.

In recent years, Jessica has enjoyed lending her expertise in federal and state grant management and grant writing to an educational services agency in Muskegon, Michigan, where she also serves as Executive Director of a local education foundation. Jessica’s experience in a broad spectrum of our clients’ industries lends depth and understanding to her research work at NPAG, where she has worked since 2014.

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