Baltimore, MD – Caroline Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Jones to serve as Director of Development effective June 3, 2019.
Before coming to Caroline Center, Mike Jones served for six years as a development professional in Holland, Michigan, where he was responsible for community development initiatives as well as the fundraising for St. Francis De Sales parish. The year prior to joining St. Francis De Sales, Mr. Jones served as development director for St. Francis Xavier parish in Petoskey, Michigan, where he managed various aspects of fundraising and community building for the church and school, including benefit events and annual appeals, major and planned giving programs, marketing, and volunteer management. In his role as consultant, Mike Jones has worked with nonprofit organizations to develop fundraising strategies and perform operational analyses.
Mike Jones is the author of two collections of poetry, Unlikely Trees (2014) and Overtime and the Dance (2017). His poems, “Lady” and “Ambersong” were nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Mr. Jones has a master’s degree in English language and literature from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree in communications and English from the University of Michigan. His chapbook, “Return of the Orb Weaver,” is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.
Caroline Center educates unemployed and underemployed women in Baltimore for careers with potential for advancement. Inspired by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Caroline Center’s holistic approach empowers each woman to reach the fullness of her potential thus creating a future of hope for herself and her family.