Vincent Jones is an innovative connector with a passion for finding creative solutions. His career spans the worlds of philanthropy, non-profits, politics, and new media. Most recently, as Deputy Director of Campaigns and Senior Program Officer at the Liberty Hill Foundation, he built a regional donor mobilization initiative, developed innovative grantmaking programs, raised over $2,000,000, and advised high net worth individuals in the leveraging of their giving through donor-advised accounts and giving circles.
Working with The California Endowment, Vincent co-created and led a groundbreaking campaign to improve outcomes for boys and men of color in California. He was executive director of the Center for Health Justice and led a youth civic engagement project for California Common Cause. He was the LA County Field Representative for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and worked in senior positions in her 2004 and 2010 campaigns as well as those of other statewide, federal, and local campaigns.
Currently, Jones serves on the national Board of Lambda Legal, is a founding Board Member of the African-American Board Leadership Institute, and serves on the Board of Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Political Education (SCOPE). He is a Co-Chair of Southern California Blacks in Philanthropy. He is actively engaged with Funders for LGBTQ Issues as well as Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families, who honored him with their fist ever “Emerging Leader in Philanthropy” award. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Vincent to serve on the City of Los Angeles’ Quality and Productivity Commission.
Vincent is a native Californian who enjoys international travel and organizing outings to taste the great wine produced in the Golden State. Jones has a B.A. in history from Swarthmore College, where he was a Eugene M. Lang Scholar and a Public Policy & International Affairs Fellow. He was also awarded a Dean’s Award for his contributions to the campus community
Vincent lives in Los Angeles and would be grateful if you followed him on Twitter and Instagram where he is @citizenjones76.