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Carolyn Jones

Director of Development

Carolyn joined the Fund in December 2014. She focuses on raising money to support scholarships for students attending our 17 colleges. A passionate supporter of opportunity, access and education, Carolyn spent the last nine years as the administrative director for the Page Education Foundation. Carolyn has a bachelor's degree in history from Chestnut Hill College and master's degree in higher education administration from Temple University.

Howard Jones

Howard Jones

Scholarship Coordinator

Howard joined the Fund in March 2019 and is a recent graduate from Concordia University, St. Paul where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Business Management and was a track and field athlete. He was also a program participant in the Eddie Phillips Scholarship for African-American Men, which helps African-American males achieve post-secondary attainment through scholarship funds, leadership development opportunities and mentoring. He is responsible for coordinating the Fund’s program scholarships and supporting the Director of Development with administrative assistance.

Matthew Everett

Matthew Everett

Development Associate

Matthew joined the Fund in December 1999. He maintains the Fund's extensive database and paper files and processes all of the Fund's correspondence. He is a three-time recipient of support from the Minnesota State Arts Board for his work as a playwright —a 2007 Artist Initiative Grant of $6,000, a 2002 Career Opportunity Grant of $1,500, and an $8,000 Theater Artist Fellowship in 1999. He holds an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.