Speaker Date Topic
Kimberly Jones - UF Health Chief Dev Officer Jan 20, 2022 12:30 PM
Giving Back and Paying it Forward
Giving Back and Paying it Forward

Kimberly Mariani Jones, joins UF Health Jacksonville as the assistant vice president of development for the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville and chief development officer for UF Health Jacksonville. In this dual role, she will help build a comprehensive philanthropy program and manage a high-level portfolio of leadership and principal gift prospects. She will also serve as point of contact for academic and hospital stakeholders in northeast Florida for development-related activity and collaborate with supporters, both internal and external, to foster a culture of philanthropy.

Kimberly comes from Jacksonville University, where she served as senior vice president of Advancement. Her efforts there led to an unprecedented engagement and fundraising progress, exceeding the ASPIRE Campaign’s $120 million goal ahead of schedule thanks to generous volunteers and investors. She was instrumental in the University’s 75th anniversary celebration, the establishment of a 50th reunion tradition in conjunction with Homecoming and Family Weekend, young alumni giving program, a University annual day of giving, the President’s Parents Council and Leadership Advisory Council, and multiple 7-figure naming gifts, including the naming of two colleges, two schools, a center and many other significant campus facilities, endowments and academic programs.

Practicing development for nearly 20 years in the private and public university settings, believes in a collaborative, collective approach to giving. She is a Gator grad and fan, and a member of the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida’s Women’s Giving Alliance, the World Affairs Council and CASE, serves as a trustee at The Discovery School, and formerly taught as an adjunct faculty member at Jacksonville University.

Kimberly can be contacted by office phone at (904) 244-8684. She can also be reached by email at Kimberly.Jones4@jax.ufl.edu. She is located in Jacksonville on the UF Health Downtown Campus.

Reggie Fullwood - President Operation New Hope Feb 17, 2022 12:30 PM
Operation New Hope's Mission
Operation New Hope's Mission

Reggie Fullwood is a native of Jacksonville and is the President of Operation New Hope. In this role, Reggie manages the day-to-day operations of the organization and its programs.  He previously served as the Chief Operations Officer and Program Director for the agency’s nationally recognized Ready4Work reentry initiative. Prior to joining Operation New Hope, Reggie served in various leadership roles in the public, private and not for profit sectors working at companies like Vestcor and AT&T.

He also served as the Executive Director at Metro North Community Development Corp. in Jacksonville, where he led the nonprofit to record single family home sales and created several new community-based programs.  He also consulted in the development of several Northeast Florida multifamily affordable housing communities.

In 1999, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Jacksonville City Council where he represented District 9 and served two terms.  While on the City Council, he chaired several committees including Finance twice, which is responsible for balancing the city’s annual budget. Reggie was elected to the Florida Legislature in 2010 and represented District 13 for six years before resigning from office due to legal issues, which helped shape his passion for the work he does at Operation New Hope.

He uses his personal testimony to inspire clients and has become an advocate for second chances and criminal justice reform.  He received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Political Science from the University of North Florida. He also attended Morehouse College in Atlanta and is a graduate of Leadership Florida.

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