Foundation Staff

Jon Jones

Executive Director

Jon started with the Foundation in 2010.  He attends Corpus Christi Church in Temple Terrace with his wife, Melissa, and their three boys.  With a degree from Georgia Tech in Atlanta and an MBA from Saint Leo University, he’s responsible for the daily operations of the Foundation, as well as the chief fundraiser for the Foundation.  He has 15 years of non-profit experience, including previous work with Saint Leo University and the University of South Florida.

Mike Messano

Associate Director of Advancement

Mike started working with the Foundation in April of 2015.  He attends St. Stephen Church in Valrico.  He as his wife, Erin are the parents of three children.  He has more than 23 years of fundraising experience, most recently with the Diocese of Fort Worth, TX.  As the Associate Director of Advancement for the Catholic Foundation, he will work closely with Jon to increase support for the Foundation throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg.  Mike received his degree from St. John’s University in New York.


Administrative Assistant