Foundation Staff

Jon Jones

Executive Director
727.374.0220

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
727.374.0220

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.

Michael Craig

Administrative Assistant
727.374.0220

Michael started working with the Foundation in April 2014.  He attends the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle with his wife, Traci, and their 3 children.  He most recently worked as an Executive Assistant for a Managing Director at a national insurance company.  Prior to receiving his degree in Philosophy from the University of South Florida, he spent time in both the college seminary in Miami and the major seminary in Boynton Beach. His main duties will be to assist Jon with the daily tasks of running the Foundation and serves as the main point of contact when you call our office.