ST. LOUIS – A new leader is taking the helm of the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors. On Monday, Bridget Jones becomes president and CEO.
Jones said in a statement that she was excited to build on the foundation’s previous work in “early childhood education, health and wellbeing, innovative leadership, and college and career readiness — all critically important areas of focus.”
In a press release, the SLPS Foundation said Jones had worked in and around St. Louis for more than 20 years and brought “a wealth of experience from the nonprofit world.”
Jones is coming to the SLPSF from a role as executive director of the Youth and Family Center. Before that job, she was a consultant with Changing Our World, where she helped raise funds for the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri; and she worked on capital campaigns for other religious institutions and nonprofits across the country.
She has also served as the Director of Advancement with Covenant House MO and the Director of Youth and Family Programs with Better Family Life, where she worked closely with St. Louis Public Schools.
Jones also established her own community-based organization, which provided workforce development programs in several high schools in St. Clair County, Ill.
At the SLPS Foundation, Jones is taking over from Jane Donahue.
The SLPS Foundation exists to engage and focus local, regional and national support to promote educational success for St. Louis Public School District students.
SLPS Superintendent Kelvin R. Adams said, “I believe Ms. Jones will be a great asset to the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation team, and I look forward to partnering with her and her team in serving District teachers, students and families.”