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Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper

Database Specialist

Michelle Cooper is the Database Specialist at Say Yes to Education. In addition to organizing and tracking our donor systems, Michelle thoughtfully works to identify, research and strategize around new prospective partnerships and projects. Prior to joining Say Yes, Michelle served as the Development and Human Resources Associate at Fahari Academy Charter School, where she found her passion for urban education. At FACS, Michelle cultivated relationships with both local and national partners to enrich not only the school, but the community at large. She also worked as a Project Coordinator at The JFM Group, LLC. At JFM, she facilitated aggressive fundraising strategies tailored to various high profile charity events in New York City. Michelle is a graduate of the State University of New York at New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s studies.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending concerts and cooking.

Our Team

Sonja is the Higher Education and Communications Specialist at Say Yes to Education National.

Koray Gurz is the Controller of Say Yes to Education, Inc. Prior to coming to Say Yes to Education, Koray worked as a senior auditor at Blum Shapiro in West Hartford, CT for over 7 years.

Dr. Grant is the Senior Vice President for Chapter Programming at Say Yes to Education’s National organization.

Jacques Steinberg is Senior Vice President for Higher Education and Communications at Say Yes to Education, and a former National Education Correspondent at The New York Times.

Contact Us

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Ahmeed Turner, Executive Director

Dana Lyons, Manager, Post-Secondary Scholarship Access and Completion