Jeff Smith joined the Major Gifts team in 2015. He has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years. Prior to joining MPR | APM, Jeff designed and implemented the major gifts program at Common Hope, a St. Paul-based non-governmental organization that provides educational, health and housing support to students and their families in Guatemala. Jeff was director of the AmeriCorps Program at Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity for nine years, and led several international mission trips of Twin Cities volunteers to places like Costa Rica, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Mexico on behalf of Habitat. Jeff was raised in St. Paul and graduated from St. John's University, Collegeville.