Faren Jones, Director of Operations

Faren Jones is a community enthusiast who is determined to leave the world better than she found it. She is passionate about both individual and societal level issues, such as helping others operate in their purpose and develop structures that ensure that the entire community is able to thrive. Jones is known for having a high standard of ethics, accomplishing any task at hand, and effectively leading teams of varying abilities. Her dedication is fueled by an interest in eradicating the status quo, eliminating inefficient processes, and dismantling oppressive systems.

Jones is an advocate and voice for those who may not have the opportunity to speak for themselves. She serves Indianapolis as a mentor for Starfish Initiative, on the boards of AYS and Indy Black Millennials, and as a founding member of the African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis. Her influence does not stop in our local communities as she represents our city nationally as a member of the National Urban League Young Professionals Fund Development Committee.

When she is able to unplug, she enjoys boxing, supporting local Black-owned businesses, and eating ice cream for any meal of the day.  A native of Indianapolis, Jones attended Indianapolis Public Schools for K-12, graduating from Arsenal Technical High School. She obtained an MPA with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She also holds a CFRE credential which will further equip her to have success in this new role.

Committed to service and the relentless pursuit of promoting sustainable systems in the nonprofit sector, Jones has worked with a variety of organizations throughout her career, including Bloom Project, IU Health Foundation, and Art With A Heart.

 Contact Faren at faren@proactindy.org or 317.939.6625