Jessica (Jess) Schor is a Managing Director and Team Leader on Higher Education Client Management in the Higher Education practice at McAllister & Quinn and has been with the firm since 2018. In this role, she works with clients to seek and secure federal and foundation grants to support their institutional and project-based needs. As a Managing Director, she has helped clients secure millions of dollars 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.
Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Jess served as Associate Director of Foundation Relations at The George Washington University. At GW, she worked closely 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 earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Wheaton College in Massachusetts and a master’s degree in art history from American University.