Greater Worcester Community Foundation recently appointed two new program officers who will be responsible for smooth and efficient grant making practices and creating positive relationships with nonprofit grantees and other organizations in Central Massachusetts.

Jonathan Cohen brings more than 24 years of nonprofit experience in leadership and organization management, most recently as Executive Director of the JData Project at Brandeis University, and prior to that, Executive Director of the URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Mississippi.

Sarah Shugrue brings more than eight years of nonprofit management and philanthropy experience, most recently as Manager of Western MA Partnerships at Mass Mentoring Partnership, and as Training & Program Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest.

“We're thrilled to add Jonathan and Sarah to the Greater Worcester team as they will help evaluate proposals and facilitate grant decisions with staff and volunteer panels,” said Chris O'Keeffe, Vice President of Programming. “Both will serve in key roles both internally within the Foundation, but externally in the community as well.”

Cohen holds a Master of Social Work from University of Southern California and a master's degree in Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College. He holds his bachelor's degree in Religion from Colgate University. Shugrue holds a master's degree in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy from BayPath University and a bachelor's degree in Communication from Western New England University.