Rebekah Jones (nee Davis) comes to the West Foundation as a fourth generation family member to serve on the board of directors. She brings with her experience in the non-profit sector both in international human rights and direct work with survivors of domestic violence in the U.S.
Mrs. Jones was one of the first high school graduates in the state of Indiana to be awarded the prestigious status of a Lilly Endowment scholar. She used the full, four-year scholarship to study at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, graduating magna cum laude in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. During her time at Taylor, Mrs. Jones lived and studied in Russia. This experience, along with in-depth studies of the Rwandan genocide and the current international sex trafficking pandemic, led her to pursue work in the human rights field. Immediately upon graduation, she had the privilege of working in Washington, D.C. for the human rights group International Justice Mission, and later in Chicago, Illinois as a Court Advocate for victims of domestic violence.
Mrs. Jones is currently employed as Director of Development for Made to Flourish, a national faith and work nonprofit supporting pastors and churches. She resides in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband Andrew, daughter Avery and son Benjamin.
In the Spring of 2021, she will have completed her Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the University of Missouri.