Today the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Bridget Jones will join the SLPS Foundation as the next President & CEO, beginning July 26, 2021. Jones brings a wealth of experience from the non-profit world, and has worked in and around St. Louis for over twenty years.  

Jones succeeds Jane Donahue.  

Most recently, Jones was the Executive Director of the Youth and Family Center in St. Louis. During her time with the Youth and Family Center Jones doubled the operating budget. As a consultant with Changing Our World, she helped raise more than $120 million for the Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri and worked on several large-scale capital campaigns for other religious institutions and nonprofits across the country.   

Jones has also served as the Director of Advancement with Covenant House MO and the Director of Youth and Family Programs with Better Family Life, Inc. In her role at Better Family Life, Inc. she worked closely as a partner to Saint Louis Public Schools. Notably Jones also began her own community-based organization, which provided workforce development programs in several high schools located in St. Clair County, IL. In this role, she worked closely with students, families, and community members to ensure that all students had what they needed to be successful. 

It was Jones’ commitment to students that led her to this new role. “I am extremely excited to build on the well-laid foundation of work in early childhood education, health and wellbeing, innovative leadership, and college and career readiness; all critically important areas of focus. I am grateful to Tamila Taylor and the SLPS Foundation Board of Directors for this opportunity.”  

The SLPS Foundation exists to engage and focus local, regional and national support to promote educational success for St. Louis Public School District students. As such, the President & CEO works closely with the District’s Superintendent and community leaders to shape, resource and implement innovations to accelerate student success. Dr. Kelvin R. Adams shares, “I believe Ms. Jones will be a great asset to the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation team and I look forward to partnering with her and her team in serving District teachers, students and families.” 

 “Ms. Jones, the result of a comprehensive national search, has a girth of experience and a plethora of knowledge. She is the right person to lead the Foundation’s next chapter,” says Tamila Taylor on behalf of the SLPS Foundation Board of Directors.

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 Press and media contact: Emily Zevely, Development Director (314-497-9255,   

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