Theresa Jones from Coronado, California

Theresa is the surviving spouse of LCDR Landon Jones, a Navy helicopter pilot.  Upon his death in 2013, she was left to raise their 2 sons, aged 2 months and 6 years old alone.  Inspired by the help received from her community and foundations alike, Theresa is now finishing up here first semester at the University of San Diego pursuing a Masters Degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.  While an avid volunteer in organizations that has allowed her to put a meaning to tragedy, Theresa now looks forward to being able to help nonprofits grow in a more substantial way so they can continue to fulfill their much needed missions for families like her own.