Emily Nielsen Jones
Co-founder & President Imago Dei Fund
Emily is a donor-activist engaged in promoting human equality, justice, and peace around the world. She is particularly passionate and engaged in the nexus of faith, gender, and development and working to mobilize our faith traditions to more fully and unambiguously embrace gender equality.
In her role at the Imago Dei Fund, Emily has helped the foundation adopt a “gender-lens” in its grantmaking with a particular focus on partnering with inspired female change agents, locally and around the world, to build bridges of peace and create a world where girls and women can thrive and achieve their full human potential.
Emily is actively engaged in the women-led philanthropy movement. Her involvement includes:
Women’s Donor Network, member, Women for a Just Peace working group
Women Moving Millions, member
New England International Donor Network, steering committee
Boston Women’s Fund, board member
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, co-chair, advisory board
The Hildegard Fund, co-founder, vice chair
Hestia Fund, member, giving circle
InterVarsity National Women’s Council, member
Gordon College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership,
co-chair, advisory board for “Gender Parity in Evangelical Organizations” research study
Emily has a BA in Government from Dartmouth College and a Master’s in Educational Policy from Boston University. She also completed the Selah Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction.