Jessica Palmer

Director of Major Gifts

Region Covered: New York City

Jessica Palmer is Director of Major Gifts on the American Cancer Society Northeast Regional team. Jessica, a New York City native, has had roles in development since 2005, and her primary focus for more than 10 years has been managing high-level partnerships with and securing major gifts from foundations and individuals at the Central Park Conservancy, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum & Foundation, and the Studio in a School Association. She has most recently been consulting at the World Science Foundation, with a focus on institutional (foundation and government) donors. 

Jessica graduated with a BFA from the State University of New York, Purchase College. She resides in Queens, New York and frequently visits her family’s home in Alexandria, VA, near Washington D.C.

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