Founder and President of Kind to Kids, Caroline previously was principal of a strategic planning consulting firm specializing in nonprofit organizations and small businesses, such as United Way of Delaware and the Delaware Community Foundation.
Prior, Caroline was a Practice Administrator for a large physician group in the Wilmington area. Early in her career, she enjoyed her work as an intensive care unit nurse at Georgetown University Medical Center. She has a Masters in Health Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree from Villanova University.
Committed to children’s causes, Caroline is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with the Family Court of Delaware where she testifies on behalf of foster children, acting in the best interests of the child.
She also serves on a number of agencies: Vice President- Friends of CASA Board of Directors, Kids with Confidence Advisory Board, Community Youth Partnership Board, subcommittees related to children’s issues, and a Wilmington Rotary member. She is an active public speaker on child advocacy and recent delivered the Tatnall High School Commencement address.
Kind to Kids Foundation began as a Jones family venture in 2008, and the entire family is active in the organization. Caroline’s husband, Mark, is an advisor and active board member. Her children, Chris and Catherine, are the co-founders of the organization. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or (302) 654-5440.
Chris and Catherine are the cofounders and creative spark for Kind to Kids. While at a Delaware sports event, they saw large groups of empty seats around the stadium. They realized the seats were a wasted opportunity and asked, “Why can’t they be given to foster kids and children in poverty?” It was a pivotal question – and the start of Kind to Kids.
Thanks to Chris and Catherine’s hard work and enthusiasm, Kind to Kids has provided wonderful events to over 9,000 children and donated over $150,000 in event opportunities to foster children and children and families in poverty since our inception in 2008.
Chris, a graduate of Villanova School of Business, works at Deloitte Consulting in Philadelphia. He is instrumental in growing the organization through strategic initiatives. He works to advance the mission through effective planning and strategic impact through collective impact with corporation, government, and nonprofit agencies.
Catherine is a senior at St. Joseph’s University studying Sociology and International Relations. As our communications and community relations coordinator, she is responsible for effectively communication our mission, facilitating relationships, and collaborating with community partners.
Chris and Catherine are active participants in the organization and serve in a number of ways – from high level outreach, public speaking and business plans participation to distributing tickets and volunteering at events. Thanks to Chris and Catherine’s hard work and enthusiasm, Kind to Kids has brought hope and happiness to over 9,000 Delaware children in need!
Kind to Kids is fortunate to have committed staff members who are passionate about our mission and willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. They enable our organization to provide compassionate, effective and responsible services. Call us at (302) 654-5440.
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Christella is a graduate of Delaware State University and the Public Allies program. She is a former foster teen and a past recipient of Kind to Kids Foundation’s Rising Star Award. Christella manages the day to day office work and is a shining example of a young adult who achieves and overcomes despite difficult circumstances.
Christella works to ensure that our services run smoothly, thereby enabling Kind to Kids to deliver education programs and services for Delaware’s children in need that broaden their horizons to the world around them.
Jeanette comes to Kind to Kids with a breadth of experience in high level management within the retail industry. She effectively plans events to raise funds for our vital programs. Jeanette also collaborates with area venues to provide wonderful opportunities for foster children and children in poverty.
Through Kind to Kids, children in need are able to attend wonderful events and educational programs that they could normally never attend.
Kind to Kids Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We maintain a nonprofit fund managed by the Delaware Community Foundation. We are fortunate to benefit from the professional and financial expertise of the community leaders that comprise the Foundation. Established in 1986, the Delaware Community Foundation professionally manages 500 charitable funds, with assets of approximately $230 million. These funds are administered according to the wishes of the donors to meet specific humanitarian, educational, and cultural community needs. The Foundation’s motto is, “Connecting people who care with causes that matter.”
Our board of directors is comprised of esteemed community and corporate leaders. Our board members generously give of their time, provide guidance to the organization, and deliver financial support. Their extensive experience and breadth of skills provide a strong foundation for the organization.
This support enables Kind to Kids Foundation to effectively serve foster children and children in poverty throughout Delaware. We are grateful for their service!
Chairperson – Tom Stevenson
President, Cash Connect
Vice Chairperson – Sherry Dorsey
President/CEO, SWAP Productions
Secretary – Erik Raser-Schramm
Principal, Twelve Seven Group
Treasurer and Chair, Emeritus – Riccardo Stoeckicht
COO, Rodel Foundation
Director of Marketing, Wilmington Blue Rocks
Senior Manager, Human Relations Consulting
Mark Jones, MD
Pulmonologist, Christiana Care
Al Lindh, Esq.
CASA Attorney, Family Court of Delaware
Executive Director, Latin American Community Center
President and Owner, Griswold Home Care
President, Pritchett Associates
Founder and President
Kind to Kids Foundation has the benefit of community experts in their field. These community leaders lend their expertise to the organization to enable us to help children in need in the most effective and efficient way possible.
Foster Care & Independent Living Administrator
Division of Family Services
Pulbic Relations, Cash Connect
Supervisor, NCC Vo Tech School District
Independent Living Program Manager
Division of Family Services
Instructor, Tatnall High School
Kind to Kids coordinates wonderful outreach events thanks to our exceptional volunteers. Because of their grassroots efforts, Kind to Kids has extensive community outreach and a great social network. Whether it is educating the community about our organization or leading a fundraising campaign, our committee works together to impact the lives of children in need. The generous efforts of each volunteer allow Kind to Kids to provide joyful experiences for underprivileged children with extremely low overhead costs.
Community members support Kind to Kids while enjoying wines from around the world at our annual winetasting, relax with the girls at our ladies night out hostess party, delicious cuisine at our fancy breakfasts and tasty dinners, joy at the holidays with our toy drive for foster children, and great fun and exercise at our annual Halloween Hoopla 5K run/walk.
Our high level volunteer outreach committee members:
Christella St. Juste
CARE Package for Foster Children Children coming into foster care are scared. It is easy to help, & you can make a difference. $15 covers the cost of a CARE package Kind to Kids will distribute toys and books to children who are victims of child abuse, neglect and dependency.
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.Barnes & Noble, Christiana Mall, donates 5,700 books to Kind to Kids for foster children. Thank you for brightening the lives of children in need!