Danielle Jones, CFRE
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Director, Investor Relations & Assistant to the CEO
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 sales development, fundraising, event planning 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, media relations, events and fundraising. She was also the 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, and a business development associate at a national commercial construction firm.
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.