With almost 20 years of experience in program development and institutional advancement for higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations, Mark Terranova leads August Jackson’s higher-education client engagement team. He works closely with clients to discover and share their core character and values in their own voices through storytelling, and develops strong relationships to help them maintain a successful and sustaining program. His client work includes projects for MIT, NYU, Duke, William & Mary, Carnegie Mellon, Santa Clara, and UC Irvine, and a number of nonprofit clients, including the Smithsonian Institution.
Prior to joining the AJ team, Terranova held leadership positions in higher education and nonprofit organizations, including roles in development, foundation relations, capital campaigns, and professional development. He has served as an advisor to the National Academies of Science, the National Science Foundation, and the Corporation for National and Community Service on issues related to education access and closing the achievement gap. He currently serves on the board of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Baltimore.