Katia A. Jones, MBA

Katia A. Jones, MBA

Director, Development


Katia A. Jones joined Center for the Future of Arizona in May 2017 as the Development Manager. Katia is responsible for the internal processes and procedures for CFA’s development efforts. She is also responsible for the grants and donor database management systems. Prior to her role at CFA, Katia has served the Arizona community within the nonprofit sector for the last 16 years. She has held positions such as Director of Development for New Pathways for Youth and Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, and Chief Development Officer for Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS). Katia has experience with developing fundraising policies and procedures, grants and database management, training in the culture of philanthropy and other related activities.

Katia has a master’s degree in business from Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Georgia. Holding strong to her passion for community, she is an active board member for the Arizona Justice Project and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter.

Why does working at CFA support what you are passionate about professionally?
My entire professional career in Arizona has been dedicated to a variety of community issues and causes. Working for CFA allows me to combine many of the issues I care about most in a more strategic approach to impacting the state of Arizona. I am honored to be a part of the CFA staff whose professionalism and passion speak to the level of change that has taken and will continue to take place for the betterment of our Arizona citizens.

What do enjoy in your personal time?
I enjoy spending quality time with my son and family. I also consider myself a local “foodie” and enjoy exploring the new local food fare Arizona has to offer. When I am not with family, you will find me at live cultural events (concerts and musicals) and cheering on the Georgia Bulldawgs during college football season.

Why do you love Arizona?
Arizona has been very good to me and my family. I have enjoyed seeing the growth of people, culture and diversity over the last 15 years. Although I am not an Arizona native, Arizona continues to evolve into a place I can proudly say is home.


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