Jessica Schor

Senior Managing Director of Grants and Federal Affairs, Team Leader on Higher Education Client Management
  (202) 296-2741

Jessica (Jess) Schor is a Senior Managing Director and Team Leader on Higher Education Client Management in the Higher Education Practice at McAllister & Quinn.

Jess has been with the firm since 2018 and works closely with clients to seek and secure federal and foundation grants to support their institutional and project-based needs. She has helped her clients secure over $40M in external funding, including for scholarships, academic programs, faculty research, and student support services. Jess has more than 15 years of fundraising, grant writing, and grant management experience, which she leverages to provide strategic guidance to clients and manage all aspects of the grant preparation process, from identification to submission.

Before joining McAllister & Quinn, Jess served as Associate Director of Foundation Relations at The George Washington University. At GW, she partnered with academic leadership to develop comprehensive fundraising strategies for institutional priorities and assisted in identifying and pursuing grants for faculty scholarship. Previously, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Building Museum, Jess was responsible for foundation, state, and federal agency submissions. Her expertise includes a nuanced understanding of the goals of private and government funding sources and the ability to align institutional strengths with funding priorities.

Jess received a Master of Arts degree in Art History from American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. She currently resides in NC.


  • Associate Director of Foundation Relations, The George Washington University
  • Manager of Foundation and Government Relations, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Foundation Relations Manager, National Building Museum


  • Higher Education
  • Nonprofits
  • Foundation and Federal Grants
  • Research


  • M.A., American University
  • B.A., Wheaton College (Mass.)