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Debra Cook

Debra Cook

Director of Development, NAHU Education Foundation

Debra Cook oversees all fundraising activities for the NAHU Education Foundation, including the annual fund, board development, corporate sponsorships, philanthropic grantors and partnerships. She also runs the foundation’s Operation Engage program and various educational efforts across platforms.

Debra is an accomplished development executive who has over 20 years of experience as a development and communications executive. She’s worked in small nonprofits and large institutions. Debra has secured millions of dollars from corporate and private foundations for medical research, underserved populations, health and wellness, and educational programs.

Debra holds a CFRE and a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park.

In her free time, Debra takes photographs and hikes in nature with her dog.

She can be contacted at or 202-350-0069.