Danielle Jones is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and SPARK’s director of investor relations. She leads the organization’s fundraising efforts and has primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow private sector revenue through the solicitation of corporate and foundation support, grants, and sponsorships.
Danielle has more than a decade of sales development, fundraising, marketing, 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.
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 on the board of the Detroit Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.