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Jess Colgonis

Associate, Standard Risk

Hello! I am Jess Colgonis, a Validation Associate on the Grant Services team. I provide support to charities and review grant eligibility applications.

Before joining CAF America, I was a middle school math educator and education nonprofit volunteer. I began as an AmeriCorps literacy tutor and then served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa. I taught English, organized after school clubs, and managed community projects with the help of grant money. My experience in these roles has shown me the importance of CAF America’s work and the impact U.S. donors can have on people’s everyday lives.

In my spare time I love to travel, play sports, volunteer, read, and be outside with my people.

I graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science and minors in Economics and Russian. Additionally, I received an International Studies certificate and competed on the women’s basketball team.