The Community Foundation will be hosting its annual Profiles Luncheon on October 8th from 11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. at the University of Northern Colorado University Center Ballroom. The event will focus on the Community Foundation's role in empowering education in our communities. Helayne Jones, President and CEO of the Colorado Legacy Foundation, will be the keynote speaker for the event.
Helayne Jones was named President & CEO of the Colorado Legacy Foundation in March 2009. As the leader of this dynamic, growing organization, Jones draws on 15 years of expertise gained as an education consultant, her experience as a college professor, and her previous work as a marketing executive. Her consulting experience includes work with school districts and education foundations in Colorado and throughout the country to implement school reform by improving business processes in education systems. She also has extensive experience with private-sector and nonprofit organizations to facilitate strategic planning, board communications, and manage the impact of change.
In addition to her role at the Colorado Legacy Foundation, Jones is an active community leader. She has served as a member of the Boulder Valley School Board for the past 8.5 years; is currently a trustee, Rose Community Foundation; member, Governor's Education Leadership Council; Denver Compact, advisory member Facing History. She has also served on a variety of state level education commissions.
Prior to consulting, Jones spent three years as an adjunct professor at Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y., and 12 years in the technology industry including several executive marketing positions at Wang Laboratories.
She received her doctoral degree in educational administration from the Columbia University Teachers College with an emphasis on school reform. She received a master's in English from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor's, honors college, from the University of Michigan.
Tickets for the event are $30 for individuals and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Lauren Weber at Lauren@cfsgwc.org or call (970) 304-9970.
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