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Colleen Cooke

Associate Director, Development Operations

Colleen works with the Advancement team to provide a variety of development operations support, including gift processing and acknowledgment and major gifts. She comes with a variety of experience in the programmatic and operations side of nonprofits as well as grantmaking and consulting.

Growing up in Baltimore County near the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries gave her an appreciation for rivers at an early age. Currently she lives in College Park, Maryland with her husband Elijah and their two dogs, Jethro and Tobias. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, eating good food, and reading.

Education: B.S. Environmental Science & Policy, University of Maryland College Park (2015); Master of Public Policy, Nonprofit Management & Leadership, University of Maryland College Park (2020)

Favorite River: Gunpowder River