Zhaundra Jones

Senior Program Officer

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Zhaundra served as a Program Manager for Operation HOPE, Inc’s Youth Empowerment Division. There she led local programming efforts connecting corporate partners with local schools for mentorship and education in financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

With a career that spans multiple industries, functions and geographies, Zhaundra brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that includes management consulting, project management, corporate marketing and strategic communications for world renowned brands and Fortune 500 companies. This breadth of knowledge is complemented by progressive experience in the nonprofit arena implementing programs and educational interventions designed to combat the effects of systemic poverty.

Zhaundra holds an MBA from the Collat School of Business at UAB and a BBA in Marketing from Howard University. She is a member of the Birmingham Change Fund, a giving circle housed at the Foundation, comprised of young, African-American professionals focused on the power of collective giving to create a better Birmingham, as well as the Junior League of Birmingham. For her commitment to community and serving the needs of women and children, she was a Nominated Change Maker invited to the White House Summit on the United State of Women. In her spare time, Zhaundra enjoys spending time with a host of family, nieces and nephews, trying new restaurants with friends, traveling, binge watching her favorite shows and attempting to recreate dishes from cooking shows!