Grant Vargo-Willeford

Program Associate for Development

Grant Vargo-Willeford joined ACTA as a Program Associate for Development in September 2023. He works closely with ACTA’s Vice President of Development, Emily Koons Jae, to monitor fundraising goals, research prospective donors, and disseminate fundraising correspondence to ACTA supporters.

Prior to joining ACTA, Mr. Vargo-Willeford obtained a  bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Baylor University. He has previously held roles in finance, program management, and lobbying, all within the realm of higher education. Outside of the office, he enjoys reading and writing, cooking, watching hockey, and spending time with his girlfriend and their two cats.


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