02 Jun Nekita Jones Joins the Board of Directors
Nekita first heard about Tiny Trees Preschool when she watched Charlie and Teddy on King 5 News. As a working mother of two she knows the importance of high quality preschool and childcare and also knows how few families can afford or have access to the care they need. As a professional fundraiser she has been looking for an organization where she can be of service and when she saw Charlie and Teddy she knew Tiny Trees was it.
“With two young children, Tiny Trees is exactly the type of organization whose values align with mine in terms of providing a quality education at an affordable price while giving children the opportunity to achieve superior academic ability regardless of household income and status. Having just moved to Seattle in September with my husband, who is stationed on the Kitsap peninsula, we are greatly intrigued by the area and find this to be a one of a kind place to raise our two girls. In our opinion, there is no better time to become a part of the community that will soon have a major role in our children’s future.”
Nekita joins Tiny Trees with a wealth of fundraising experience. As the annual fund manager at Agros International she leads much of their community fundraising efforts, helping rally a community of hundreds of donors to support international development work throughout Latin America. She is also currently completing a Master’s in Science in Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University, skills she can put to use as Tiny Trees prepares to open additional locations in 2017.
Please join me in welcoming Nekita Jones to the Tiny Trees Preschool Board of Directors!
“From a young age, I have moved often with my father being Active Duty Army for 25 years. While born in St. Louis, MO, I have lived all over this country as well as abroad in Germany for 10 years. Having been primarily raised in a military community since birth, key values of partnership, diversity, strong work ethic, and compassion have been constant factors of my life – eventually leading me to my love of and career in philanthropy.”