Jessica Buttes 

Director of Grants and Federal Affairs
  (202) 296-2741

Jessica Eggers Buttes is a Director of Grants and Federal Affairs for the firm’s Higher Education Practice. In this role, Jessica supports small to mid-sized higher education clients to identify and secure federal and foundation grants. Jessica partners with clients from concept inception to grant submission, guiding them through the entire grant process.  

Prior to McAllister & Quinn, Jessica worked at the University of Saint Francis as the Director of Foundation Relations/Grant Writer, supporting both pre- and post-award efforts. She has experience developing and securing proposals from federal agencies such as the Department of Education, Department of Justice, National Endowment for the Arts, and Economic Development Administration. Jessica brings over a decade of experience in Development roles. 


  • Director of Foundation Relations, University of Saint Francis (IN) 
  • Director of Development, Science Central 
  • Office of Alumni Relations and Development, Northwestern University  


  • Higher Education 
  • Foundation Relations 
  • Federal Relations 
  • Nonprofits 
  • Grant writing 


B.A., University of Kentucky  

M.S.W., University of Louisville