Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones
Joined the Board in 2003
Ingrid Saunders Jones presently serves as chairwoman of the National Council of Negro Women. She previously served as senior vice president of Global Community Connections for The Coca-Cola Company and chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation which, under her leadership has contributed more than $340 million to support a wide range of sustainable community initiatives and funds including the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program for first generation college students. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation; Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation; Clark Atlanta University; Carter Center; Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; The Ohio State University President’s Council on Women; Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University; and the National Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts. She also is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta and the Society of International Business Fellows.
Ms. Jones is the recipient of numerous awards for her work and contributions including the 2011 Jackie Robinson Robie Humanitarian Award; the 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America; the 2010 Corporate Responsibility Award from ESSENCE Magazine; the 2008 Executive Leadership Council’s Achievement Award; The President’s Award from Morehouse College; The Ohio State University Foundation’s John B. Gerlach Development Award; and the Georgia State University School of Business Hall of Fame.
A native of Detroit, Ms. Jones earned the Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Michigan State University and the Master’s Degree in Education at Eastern Michigan University. She is the recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from her alma mater, Michigan State University, Spelman College, and Knoxville College.