Community Foundation of Collier County President/CEO, Eileen Connolly-Keesler, has announced that Craig Jones has joined the Community Foundation of Collier County as Marketing Director.
Jones joins the Community Foundation team with more than 25 years of public relations and marketing experience, most recently as Vice President of Marketing for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Prior to that, she conducted real estate transactions in excess of $130 million as a real estate broker associate with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and with John R. Wood Realtors. Ms. Jones has also held principal holds degrees and certifications from Smith College, Washington University and the School of Journalism at Columbia University.
“I believe strongly in the mission of the Community Foundation of Collier County – to provide donors with knowledge and financial stewardship that result in a stronger community – forever,” said Craig. “To be chosen to work with such a dedicated and effective group of individuals is a privilege.”
Craig has been active in the Collier County community in which she has lived with her husband, Robert Printz, since 2002. In Naples, she was a member of Leadership Collier 2005, a graduate of Leadership NABOR 2004, and the NABOR Rising Star Award recipient. She has served on a number of boards and councils including the Naples Historical Society, the Missouri Governor’s Economics Council and Planned Parenthood. Ms. Jones is the first recipient of the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Award bestowed by General Colin Poweell.
“Craig is already familiar with the Community Foundation from her service to a number of non-profits in the community and her relationship with many of our donors. Her extensive background in marketing and public relations will allow us to execute a marketing strategy that showcases our donors and the positive impact that they have in Collier County,” Connolly-Keesler stated. “It is our donors that help make our charitable work within the community possible.”
About the Community Foundation of Collier County
The Community Foundation of Collier County is a tax-exempt, public charitable organization established in 1985 with a $300,000 endowment. The first grants were awarded in 1986 towards Cambier Park’s band shell construction project and The Shelter for Abused Women initial development.
Today, the Community Foundation oversees more than 500 funds, collaborates with over 400 local nonprofits, manages nearly $73 million in assets and has distributed $70 million in grants. For more information about the Community Foundation of Collier County call (239) 649-5000 or visit www.cfcollier.org.