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Inspired and inspiring.

Philanthropiece Foundation Staff

Jake Matlak
Associate Director of Programs

Jake has been with Philanthropiece since 2012, working closely with all three core programs.  Originally from Michigan, he completed his BA in History at Michigan State University and his MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex in England. He has broad experience working in community development projects and youth leadership programs ranging from organizing relief work on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina to guiding experiential education trips in Latin America. He has traveled extensively and lived in Guatemala working with Philanthropiece’s partner Limitless Horizons Ixil as their International Coordinator before starting with Philanthropiece. He continues to combine his passions for travel and exploration with community engagement and social justice as the Associate Director of Programs at Philanthropiece.

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At Philanthropiece, we are fortunate to have a team of inspired and inspiring individuals who are willing to go to the end of the earth and back – or at least to the end of a long dirt road in the back of a bumpy bus – to share in the process of creating a better life in our partner communities.