Seasoned community advocate and Byron resident joins United Way as Ogle County Director

Alan-Jones-Hire

(Rockford, Ill. - 08/03/2015) – United Way of Rock River Valley is pleased to announce the hiring of Alan Jones as Relationship Manager/Ogle County Director. In his new role, Jones joins United Way's relationship management team and will oversee resource development and program operations for Ogle County as well as manage corporate accounts in Winnebago County. Jones assumed his responsibilities today.

More than 425 businesses and local labor partners in Ogle and Winnebago counties align their annual philanthropic giving with United Way, pledging nearly $4.8 million during the last campaign year. In addition to managing corporate accounts, Jones will represent United Way at ongoing events including civic and human services meetings and provide oversight of Ogle County operations, including United Way 2-1-1 and grant investments.

"Alan brings a deep-rooted knowledge in community advocacy and nonprofit marketing that will assist us in our impact work. We are thrilled to welcome him to the United Way team. His considerable expertise of the region, particularly in Ogle County, will be a great asset to our organization," said Linda Sandquist, Vice President.

Jones brings more than 25 years of marketing, communication and community relations experience, including 15 years as a television anchor and producer for 23WIFR. More recently as the marketing and fund development director for Lifescape Community Services, Jones led fundraising efforts for the senior centered nonprofit organization, which included maintaining the donor management system and developing the creation of appeal campaigns. He holds certification in Centers of Disease Control Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Regional Training.

A longtime resident of Byron, Jones served on the board of Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County and volunteered with several organizations including Byron Community Unit School District #226, ByronFest, and Byron Police Department. He is currently a member of the Bryon Rotary Club.

 


United Way of Rock River Valley

United Way of Rock River Valley advances the common good in Winnebago and Ogle counties, creating opportunities for a better life by focusing on education, income, and health. United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change.