Program Director, Environment
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
Jason Cole is the Program Director, Environment at Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Philanthropies. Jason joined MAC Philanthropies in November 2010 as a Senior Program Officer. As lead of the Environment Program, Jason oversees the organization’s environment domain and is a member of the program leadership team.
Prior to joining MAC Philanthropies, Jason spent five years as a Senior Program Officer at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation where he focused on their Andes-Amazon Initiative, and the thematic area of conservation finance. He began his work in the environment arena at Conservation International, spending five years helping develop and launch their grant making facility – the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.
Jason is a graduate of Earlham College where he received his BA in economics, the London School of Economics, and the University of East Anglia where he received his MA in Development Economics.