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Emily Cole-Jones

Lead Consultant

Emily J. Cole-Jones has spent nearly 20 years working in nonprofit development and has worked in a number of capacities for Fox Advancement since 2001. In both staff and consulting roles, she has helped nonprofits raise millions of dollars to fulfill their missions and achieve long-term financial success. Emily’s fundraising expertise includes capital campaigns, grant writing, individual giving, events, and research to support important work in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, affordable housing, higher education, the arts, and more.


A visual and performing artist (, Emily has a passion for the arts and has worked on the development teams of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (St. Paul, MN), Virginia Repertory Theatre (Richmond, VA), and Stages Theatre Company (Hopkins, MN). She serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Sinfonia and is a volunteer grant review panelist for the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. Emily received a BA from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD and attended the Art Institutes International—Minnesota for graphic design.