Monica Shea

Grants Manager | Jacksonville, FL

As Grants Manager, Monica facilitates the efficient, effective, and responsible expenditure of grant funds received by United Through Reading while also providing important stakeholder support and project management within the Advancement Department.

Monica became passionate about working in the nonprofit sector while serving as a full-time volunteer and later an employee at a successful charter school in Camden, NJ. She then earned an MBA with a concentration in Public and Nonprofit Management and worked for several more years as a Program Manager in the secondary education/nonprofit space. Returning to the workforce after twelve years as a Navy spouse, Monica rediscovered her love for nonprofit work, and spent more than three years supporting the military and first responders as part of the staff at Operation Gratitude. Through many deployments, moves and separations as a military spouse, and through her recent work with the military and veteran communities, Monica has realized the critical importance of maintaining connections in military and veteran families and is thrilled to contribute to military families’ resilience and readiness by promoting literacy and connectedness in her role at United through Reading.

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