Danielle Jones, CFRE
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Director, Investor Relations
Danielle Jones is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and SPARK’s Director of Investor Relations. Ann Arbor SPARK is a public-private partnership of business, government and academic institutions working together to create economic prosperity in the Ann Arbor area of innovation. In her role, she leads the organization’s fundraising efforts, manages the relationships with SPARK’s private sector partners and CEO Roundtable, and is in charge of developing and implementing strategies to secure and grow private sector revenue for Ann Arbor SPARK.
Danielle has over a decade of professional sales, fundraising, event planning (she's planned over 400!) and community leadership expertise. Prior to joining Ann Arbor SPARK, she served on the executive team at the Toledo Area Humane Society overseeing marketing, communications, events, media relations and fundraising. She served as a regional Director of Development for the American Heart Association, acting as the face of the brand for a 15-county territory where she received numerous awards for revenue growth.
She earned a Master of Business Administration degree in International Business and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Professional Sales from the University of Toledo. In addition to her responsibilities at SPARK, Danielle is an enthusiastic community leader and involved with the Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.