Portrait of Benjamin Jones

Ben Jones, MA, CFRE, PMP

Director of Corporate and Foundation Gifts at UMass Dartmouth

Ben blends his extensive Internet startup experience seamlessly into finding entrepreneurial approaches to increasing private foundation and corporate support in Higher Education. He has over a decade of experience in corporate and foundation relations, coupled with over fifteen years experience in Internet business development and production management. Over his career, he has raised over $30 million dollars, helped get several startups off the ground or achieve next level success, and managed hundreds of Internet development projects. His most recent work includes jumpstarting a CFR program for UMass Dartmouth that has resulted in a nearly ten-fold increase in faculty actively seeking private funding and the establishment of a holistic business engagement approach (inspired by an Academic Impressions workshop he attended) involving stakeholders from throughout the university.