Jon Quinn

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

Jon joined RPA in May 2014 as a Philanthropic Advisor based in the Chicago office, working with a range of family foundations, corporate clients and individual donors throughout the Midwest.

Previously, Jon was Donor Services and Initiatives Manager at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, where he managed the Foundation’s LGBTQ and Native grant programs, oversaw a project that uses crowd-sourced giving to support public school projects, and managed Foundation events and communications. Before joining the Santa Fe Community Foundation he was a Research Associate for the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in New York City, where he managed major projects focused on health care policy, national security policy, and youth engagement.  Jon has also worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and was on the staff of the Obama presidential campaign in 2008.

Jon received a B.A. from The University of Chicago in 2004 and a Masters’ in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University in 2010. He served on the planning committee for the 2013 and 2014 conference for Funders for LGBTQ Issues and is currently involved in working groups at the Illinois Donors Forum focused on funding overhead and promoting individual giving. He serves on the board of Barrel of Monkeys, a Chicago-based arts education organization that develops literacy and writing skills in Chicago Public Schools. Jon is the proud parent of two wonderful dogs.

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