Executive Director for College Advancement/Foundation CEO
Jackie Joines serves as Executive Director for College Advancement at Lake Land College where she oversees foundation operations and alumni services. During her tenure, she has been instrumental in the integration of technology to improve the capabilities and efficiencies of the office in serving donors and alumni. She has led efforts that have grown Foundation assets from $8 million to $12.8 million, employee participation rates from 17% to 66%, implemented an annual giving program, and the College annual Homecoming event.
Ms. Joines received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Technology from Eastern Illinois University. She is also a 1997 graduate of the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series fellowship, and a 1998 graduate of the former National Planned Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary. She has carried the distinction as a certified fundraising executive since 2002 and is currently the only certified fundraising executive practicing in Coles County. She has served as a CFRE Review Course faculty member in 2014 and Fundraising Fundamentals course in 2016 for the East Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Jackie came to Lake Land College from Eastern Illinois University where she served as Director of Development for 17 years. During her tenure she represented the needs of the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences, The College of Education and Professional Studies and the Honors College with alumni and friends of those areas raising over $13.3 million in current and planned gifts, and helped to establish 59 new endowments. From 1993 until 1998, she served as Director of Volunteer Services at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center coordinating the volunteer efforts of approximately 300 volunteers contributing 20,000 service hours annually, while overseeing the operations of the hospital gift shop with gross revenue of $150,000 per year. From 1984 – 1993, she served as District Office Manager and Legislative Aide to a former State Representative. She also served as campaign manager during election years capturing over 68% of the vote in several elections.
Jackie holds memberships in AFP and CASE professionally, and in several community organizations. She served 6 years on the EIU Alumni Association Board of Directors and served as President during the University’s Centennial in 1995. She is one of the first recipients of the Superior Performance Award (SPA), was awarded the Career Occupations Alumni Service Award, and is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award, all from EIU. She is a past president of the East Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals where she was presented as the 2018 Lisa Mauney Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award recipient. Jackie served on the Horizon Health/Paris Community Hospital Board for 9 years, and was the Family Readiness Coordinator for her husband’s Army Reserve Unit deployed in 2006 – 2007. Often described as a “connector”, Jackie is a partner with her husband’s auction business, and enjoys spending time with her family including 4 grandchildren.