Major Gift Associate, Alumni Affairs and Development
Jessica Ristow joined the CALS Alumni Affairs and Development team as the Major Gift Associate in November 2019. She supports gift officers and senior leadership in building impactful relationships that enhance programs throughout CALS. Her work ranges from research and writing, to gift agreements and proposal development, to stewardship and project management.
Jessica has spent her career working to connect people to great causes. Prior to coming to Cornell, she served as the Development Director at Restore the Earth Foundation, an organization restoring critical ecosystems, and at the Sonoran Institute supporting their mission to connect people and communities with the natural resources that nourish and sustain them.
When she’s not at work, you can find Jessica searching vintage shops for an old table to refinish, sitting on the porch with friends, watching one of her daughters’ activities, or eating ice cream.
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