Jason brings nearly 20 years of nonprofit and development leadership experience. As a seasoned fundraiser with a rich history of organizational leadership, business development, stewardship, and strategic planning, a common goal in his team’s work is to enrich the lives of those served each and every day through generous philanthropic support.

Jason’s nonprofit career began in higher education with roles spanning from Accountant, Director of Alumni Relations, Chief Development Officer for Athletics to Executive Director of Alumni and Development. He has also held the roles of Foundation Executive Director and Executive Vice President at one of Michigan’s largest social services, mental health, and behavioral health nonprofits.

As a servant leader in the community, Jason served on the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation Board of Directors for more than 14 years, holding roles of President, Vice President and Secretary. Additionally, he currently serves as a Trustee on the Grand Rapids Griffins Youth Foundation Board of Trustees, Member of the Cascade Community Foundation Board of Directors, and an active member of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids.