Senior Philanthropy Advisor
Jon manages a portfolio of funds set up by individual, family and business donors at the Community Foundation. He works with current fund-holders to develop their giving in line with their wishes, as well as engaging new donors. He also promotes grant opportunities, assesses applications and manages awards from the funds he oversees.
Jon joined the Foundation in 2015. He is an experienced third sector professional whose previous work history includes roles as executive director at Synergy VCS Consortium in Stockton-on-Tees, and as projects and partnerships manager at North Tyneside VODA.
He is a trustee of the Gateshead Football Club Community Foundation, combining his interests in charity governance and lower-league football.