Meagan Jones

Building Capacity at Whale Trust, Year 2

Year Two - Executive Director

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program

Fellows: 

Award Date: 

January 2012

Amount: 

$30,000

Location: 

Maui, HI

Whale Trust received a second year of support for Meagan Jones as its first full-time Executive Director.  Meagan co-founded the organization in 2001 while getting her PhD, and began working full time after finishing her degree.  Meagan is leading the organization through the next phase of its growth and development after a successful previous year developing a strategic plan and fundraising plan.  Over the course of the next year, she will continue plans for the development of Whale Trust’s research and education center and continued exploration of collaboration opportunities with University of Hawaii-Maui College.

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