Whitney Jackson joined Warrick Dunn Charities in July 2018 as our Executive Director. Mrs. Jackson brings with her over fifteen years of non-profit management and social services experience and is passionate about improving the quality of life for children and families. Mrs. Jackson has had the privilege of impacting youth in Philadelphia, PA and North Carolina through organizations such as the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania, Council for Children’s Rights, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, The New Teacher Project (TNTP), and most recently served as the Executive Director of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Gaston County.
Mrs. Jackson is a native of Atlanta, GA and graduated from Emory University with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies. Additionally, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice with her Master of Social Work diploma and began her career as a school-based Social Worker in Philadelphia.
Currently Mrs. Jackson oversees the day-to-day operations, fiscal management, staffing, and philanthropic endeavors of Warrick Dunn Charities, and is charged with working closely with the Board of Directors to fulfill the mission of our organization and executing Mr. Dunn’s vision of improving lives, instilling hope, and inspiring communities.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR – HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Ashley Hamilton is the Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) Program Manager. She is responsible for coordinating and managing home celebrations, building and maintaining relationships with community partners, and developing and executing effective HFTH support services; including financial literacy, education, and health and wellness. While serving as a main point of contact for recipient families, Ms. Hamilton participates in HFTH’s NFL Expansion and leads various projects with partners and sponsors of the charity. Hailing from Yonkers, NY, Ms. Hamilton received her Bachelor of Science in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, with a major in Sports Management, and a minor in Hospitality Management from Virginia State University. Ms. Hamilton comes with a background in community programming via Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation and executive-level event coordination with the Georgia Dome. Understanding the importance of having positive role models that are active in the community, Ms. Hamilton continues to be of service through volunteering with both her church and local organizations.