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Jacob Cohen

Development Manager

Jacob raises the funds and garners the support needed for Project for Public Spaces and its programs to flourish. Having studied history followed by a graduate degree in museum studies, he brings an interdisciplinary approach to his daily work at our nonprofit.

Prior to joining our team in 2024, Jacob worked at Friends of the High Line as the Corporate Partnerships Manager where he was responsible for managing sponsorships and partnerships between businesses and the organization. His experience there inspired his love of public spaces for their ability to connect people and promote resiliency.

In his personal time, you’ll find Jacob out and about in Brooklyn where he lives with his girlfriend and cat.

Favorite Public Space

"Prospect Park—it’s the first park I visited when I moved to New York City, and it's such a source of peace amid the busy streets."