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Jessica Waugaman | Research Director

Jessica Waugaman is an established development professional who helps Point Taken’s clients with donor relations strategies and tactics, research and event production.

Waugaman started her development career 20 years ago in Stuart, Fla. at the Rivers Coalition where she coordinated a collaborative eight-year campaign that raised over $800,000 for the Rivers Coalition Defense Fund and a three-year campaign that has generated nearly $10,000 for River Kidz. She then moved to a public relations and marketing firm in Palm City, Fla., where she managed a variety of nonprofit accounts and continued her love for not-for-profit work. She later moved to Jacksonville and started at St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation as an events manager. In this position, she oversaw all major events, raising over $1,000,000 per year, cultivated donors for sponsorship and other financial contributions, managed associate giving campaigns and increased membership by 12%, coordinated and managed volunteers for events and managed the Guardian Angel Program. Waugaman then took on the role of director of advancement at the North Florida School of Special Education. Currently, she owns her own company specializing in non-profit consulting, event contracting, home watch and concierge.

Waugaman has held leadership roles with the Association of Fundraising Professionals First Coast Chapter and is active in a variety of volunteer activities. As well as the current Parent Association President for Episcopal Beaches Campus.

Waugaman lives in Jacksonville with her husband, son and daughter.

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