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Jennifer Schooley

Posted September 7, 2016

“Pike Place Market was one of the first places I visited after the move. On a mission to visit the “first” Starbucks store like any Starbucks enthusiast, I fell in love with what the Market represented in Seattle – a vibrant community of businesses, workers, residents, and shoppers.”

Professional background: Growing up in South Jersey, I pictured myself one day performing on Broadway. After graduate school, I made my home in Pittsburgh for nearly a decade, working in arts fundraising for a performing arts center that presented Broadway – close enough! At the end of Summer 2016, I decided to pick up my life and move to the Pacific Northwest.

Why I love my job: Over time, I learned just how integral the Market Foundation is to supporting the Market community and I am excited to put my nonprofit experience to use as the newest member of the Market Foundation staff. As Donor Relations Specialist, I focus on data reporting and analysis, donor communications, event support, and creating robust stewardship activities.

Fun Fact: In my spare time, I’m the Registration Manager for GeekGirlCon, an organization dedicated to amplifying and celebrating marginalized communities in their geeky pursuits. I also like to cook and bake an obnoxious amount of bad-for-you goodies.

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