Jane Hopkins has grace beyond measure. She has shown us how to be our best selves under pressure, and how to build and support our colleagues through inspiring leadership.
That leadership has led to her recent election by our Board of Directors as the Coca-Cola Scholar Foundation’s Executive Vice President.
In this role, Jane sits at the center of all of our work. She has direct responsibility for our strategic initiatives and is tasked with oversight of communications, operations, and finance. She is also directly involved in the execution of our scholarship programs. There are no aspects of the Coca‑Cola Scholars Foundation that she does not have influence over. We are truly blessed to have her with us.
Jane’s career with CCSF began in 2001 when she relocated from New York City to Atlanta to become our Finance Manager. She was directly responsible for our accounting, finance, investment reporting, taxes, and human resources.
Then, in 2006, she was elected as Vice President of Finance. She soon expanded her skill set by earning an Executive MBA from Emory University. She has utilized many of those skills in her work – particularly in leading and executing our strategic planning process. In addition to Emory, Jane also holds degrees from Centre College (BA, Government & History) and New York University (MPA, Policy Analysis).
She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Scholarship Providers Association and is frequently asked to speak to groups about planning and executing strategic initiatives. She has also served on the board of the Empty Stocking Fund and Emerge.
Jane demonstrates great leadership and superb judgment in all of her interactions with Scholars, alumni, Coca-Cola colleagues, and the scholarship and philanthropy arenas. I hope you have a chance to meet her and work with her.
J. Mark Davis
President, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation