Ed Clifford, CEO
In early 2011, I was fortunate to be asked to join the Jones Trust Board of Directors as that group began the process of planning for the sustainability of all of the Jones Trust entities, including The Jones Center for Families. As I familiarized myself with the facilities and programs supported by the Trust, I began to have a growing recognition of the tremendous value to the community The Jones Center represented, and how important the Board’s work was in assuring the Center would serve Springdale and Northwest Arkansas for years to come.
When it came time to select a CEO for the organization, and I was asked to step away from the Board to assume that position, it was an easy decision to accept that offer. I can’t think of a better way to show the region how much I believe The Jones Center and the Centers for Non-Profit add to the community vitality in Northwest Arkansas than to actively work with a very dedicated team of Trust and Center employees to assure that the funding we receive is used to make these facilities better and more relevant to current needs than ever before.
I hope that you will tour our impressive facilities if you haven’t been here for a while, and that you consider joining other funders in assuring the Jones Center is sustainable and there for all of our residents to use and enjoy!