The Board of Whidbey Community Foundation is excited to announce our first staff member, Jessie Gunn, who takes the position of part-time Program Manager. Jessie joined WCF in April 2019 after more than 10 years of experience in the social sector having worked with national foundations, government programs, nonprofits, and corporate philanthropy.
Most recently, Jessie was Grants Manager with Ballmer Group which supports efforts to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty. Prior to this she earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy at the University of Washington, specializing in Nonprofit Management. Jessie also serves as a Board Member for Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund supporting South Whidbey Island. She and her husband own and operate Whidbey Pies, and reside with their family in Central Whidbey.
As Program Manager, Jessie will help the WCF board and volunteers provide excellent, knowledgeable service that achieves results for the nonprofit sector on Whidbey Island. Jessie can be reached through her email JessieG@whidbeyfoundation.org, or by phone at 360-660-5041.