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Jessica Culverhouse

Supervising Director
Hometown: Falls Church, VA

Jessica is an experienced nonprofit professional with a background in corporate and foundation fundraising, program design, strategy, and partnerships. She is passionate about supporting nonprofits to grow their programs and better serve their constituents through effective fundraising. Jessica has worked in development and program management roles at the National Recreation and Park Association and the National Environmental Education Foundation, both based in the DC region, and spent two years early in her career teaching high school biology in Northern Virginia.

A native of Atlanta, Jessica earned an MEd in Secondary Science Education at Georgia State University and a BS in Applied Biology at Georgia Tech.

At Elevate, Jessica has worked effectively with clients on a range of issues including health care, education, youth and workforce development, social services, gun violence prevention, and sustainability. As a member of the Client Partnerships team, Jessica is responsible for stewarding new client partnerships and supporting Elevate’s team directors.

When not hard at work for Elevate’s clients, you may find Jessica paddle boarding, snowboarding, trying a new recipe, or camping and hiking with her husband, their son, and their two rescue dogs.

What’s your favorite thing to do in DC?

Going out for a rare date night with my husband to try a new restaurant, or strolling through the National Zoo or Roosevelt Island with my family.

What’s your favorite quotation?

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

What book could you read 50 times?

Green Eggs and Ham. (Oh wait, do you mean what book would I like to read 50 times?)

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