Former Boeing executive to serve as senior advisor for Grant Philanthropic Advisors

Jessica Williford

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Jessica joins Grant Philanthropic Advisors after nearly a decade leading Boeing’s community engagement in South Carolina. She will work directly with clients to support their strategic philanthropic investments.

Grant Philanthropic Advisors is an independent, Charleston-based firm helping philanthropists focus and maximize their philanthropy—in turn, strengthening the fabric of our communities.

"We are honored to have Jessica join our team. Her vast knowledge of the philanthropic sector, her connections and experience as a funder will help our clients connect with meaningful projects that align with their values." says Kaky Grant, Principal of Grant Philanthropic Advisors.

As Director of Boeing Global Engagement, Jessica led the company’s community outreach across 11 states and oversaw $100M in charitable investments.

Jessica was previously the Vice President of Corporate Communications at South Carolina Federal Credit Union for two years after moving to Charleston from Annapolis, Maryland. Jessica began her career at the Maryland Hospital Association.

Jessica has a master’s degree in Professional Studies—Public Relations/Corporate Communications from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Maryland.

Jessica currently serves on the boards of Camp Happy Days, Social Venture Partners Charleston, MUSC Children’s Hospital, and Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative.

The firm was founded in 2019 to help donors move from responsive patterns of giving by assisting clients to identify values and become more strategic in their philanthropy. GPA's goal is to help donors to become more effective as change-makers. To learn more, visit:

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