Vice President of Development
In her role as Vice President of Development, Jade runs Second Story’s major fundraising initiatives such as the annual Beacon of Hope Breakfast and the Holiday Appeal. Jade is responsible for building relationships with community supporters and growing Second Story’s unrestricted funding to support all of Second Story’s residential and community-based programs.
Jade’s passion for raising support for at-risk and homeless youth in our community stems from her own teenage journey and other childhood experiences. This passion has led her from being the co-founder of a multicultural marketing company of seven years to becoming the Vice President of Development at Second Story.
In 2009, Jade volunteered at one of Second Story’s Safe Youth Projects mentoring and providing homework help to 4th through 6th graders in the Culmore neighborhood. Then later that year, Jade officially joined the staff and spent the next two and a half years running the Safe Youth Projects in Annandale, VA and in the Culmore neighborhood of Falls Church, Virginia. Through the many relationships she built with the young people in these programs and their families, and seeing the impact Second Story has had on their lives, Jade took on the role to lead the development team at Second Story in 2013.
When Jade is not working with individual and community supporters or speaking at outreach events, she enjoys reading, playing the piano, or spending time with her friends and family. Jade also loves to travel with her husband, Matt, and exploring international cuisines.