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Reginald Jones

Jacobs Family Foundation and Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
President and CEO
Overseeing the organization’s greater mission and goals since 2012, Reginald Jones is president and chief executive officer of the Jacobs Family Foundation and the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.

Through the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Jones leads efforts to develop enduring partnerships that create equitable, community-driven change in Southeastern San Diego that focuses on physical development and economic opportunity. He works with culturally diverse residents, organizations, political leaders and private entities to foster understanding of the organization’s intent, seek input, and build collaboration for ambitious neighborhood revitalization efforts.

Prior to his work in San Diego, Jones served as president of Chicago-based Steans Family Foundation, a philanthropy committed to revitalizing North Lawndale, a disinvested community on Chicago’s west side.
Additionally, he worked at the Joyce Foundation in Chicago as Program Officer.

Jones’ leadership in philanthropy extends to Board service as a current trustee with the Steans Family Foundation. He has served previously on the boards of the Council on Foundations—where he chaired the Family Philanthropy committee, Grassroots Grantmakers—as co-chairman, and the Lake County (Illinois) Community Foundation. Jones is a frequent presenter on topics of philanthropy and placed-based driven approaches for community change. He is currently an Aspen Institute-Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward Fellow.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, October 16

9:00am CDT

Thursday, October 17

10:30am CDT