Foundation Welcomes New Program Officer

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation announced the hiring of Jessica Hoover. Jessica will act as the Program Officer with staff responsibility for the Grant and Scholarship Programs. She will begin at the Foundation on June 29th and will also be cross-trained in all areas of the Foundation operations.

Eric Potts, Executive Director of the Foundation says: “We are very excited to have Jessica join the team here at the Foundation. We had a lot of interest in the position and all of the candidates were well qualified and would have been very successful in this position. However, Jessica stood out from the others and is great fit with the organization.”

Jessica has spent the last 7 years working in the nonprofit sector, working for organizations like The Collins Group and Providence St. Peter Foundation. She is a 2004 Graduate of J.M. Weatherwax High School and a 2008 graduate of The University of Washington. She is passionate about philanthropy and is happy to have recently moved back home to Grays Harbor to raise her family.

The Grays Harbor Community Foundation was established in 1994 in order to enable donors to benefit Grays Harbor. It was a slow start, with not much money to work with, but the people involved realized that it is only through intervention on a personal level that we can help each other. Our community has celebrated in the good times and endured in the harsh times, but during all of those ups and downs, people have proven the generosity of the Harbor.

You may find out more about the Grays Harbor Community Foundation by checking their website: or you may contact the Foundation staff at 532-1600 or by e-mail at: