Tiffany Jones-Smith, CEO Texas Kidney Foundation
Tiffany is an outspoken leader determined to raise awareness regarding Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). She began her career at Baylor University after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Foreign Service. She found her calling in the development office at Baylor. Tiffany turned around a $34,000 program and in 24 months increased pledges and donations to over $1,000,000. She enjoys building and updating programs. The next leg of her career took her to Rice University, where she increased donations by 20 percent through the Call Center, Parents Program, Faculty and Staff Program and the Annual Fund. She managed a major gifts pipeline along with state and national territories. She has run multiple successful businesses. She is a writer and has been published in the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express, and syndicated magazines. She is currently working on a book about her transformation journey. The book chronicles how she’s learned to live with less, all she really needs is her family. She is also scheduled to begin her MBA in the Spring of 2020. She is a patient advocate and a Kidney Crusader.