Introducing Our New VP of Development and External Relations

Please join us in welcoming our new VP of Development and External Relations, Shevrin Jones, to the Moneythink team!

Shevrin brings diverse experience in development, fundraising, and organizational leadership to our organization. He graduated from Florida A&M (an HBCU) with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Thereafter, he taught AP Chemistry for several years. From 2015 to 2018, he held the position of Director of Major Gifts and Strategic Partnerships for City Year Miami, an organization devoted to helping young people discover fulfilling opportunities. There, Shevrin managed a portfolio of around 150 donors and prospects and took an active role in identifying strategies to identify, cultivate, and maintain new sources of gifts and support.

As the first Executive Director of Florida Reading Corps, he secured the funding to expand the program from only three schools to statewide. As V.P. of National Advancement at Entrepreneurship For All, Shevrin developed fundraising and growth strategies with the mission of helping people launch their own businesses.

Shevrin served as a Florida State Representative from 2012-2021 and currently serves as State Senator, where he represents the largest Black district in the state. He was the first gay and LGBTQ Black person elected to the Florida legislature. Shevrin was recently appointed by the Biden Administration to serve on the Board of Advisors for HBCUs. He is completing his PhD in Educational Leadership with a focus on Black and Brown student post-secondary retention.

“I am so proud to be part of the Moneythink team,” Shevrin said. “When you can combine innovation into social good, and connect it to college affordability, I believe it is a win-win for everyone, especially our next generation.”

Welcome, Shevrin! We are so fortunate to have you on the team.