Jenny Jones, Ph.D.

Vice President

“Embrace the true meaning of philanthropy as love of humankind. Remember that your donors are humankind; you must love them if you want to be a part of philanthropy. Otherwise, you’re just transacting business.”
- Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE


Jenny Jones, Vice President, offers over 17 years of experience planning and implementing programs, events and activities. She is skilled in building excellent rapport with alumni, donors, university personnel and team members, and has the ability to analyze situations for problematic issues and create new structures that streamline operations and improve efficiency.

Prior to joining GG+A, she was a Senior Strategist for Institutional Advancement at Ellucian, where she was responsible for the development and delivery of strategic consulting services at senior levels in colleges and universities across the globe.

Jenny received her BA and MA from Appalachian State University, as well as her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a member of the Appalachian State Alumni Council, Association of Advancement Services Professionals, and Council for Advancement and Support for Education, and was a former board member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals.

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