Simone Joyaux

“Thank you for being visible and present in so many places on behalf of this organization. You’re a fabulous board chair!” (CEO of $40 million healthcare organization)

“You are one of the best volunteer leaders with whom I have had the pleasure to work.” (Board member colleague)

“As a board chair, you are patient and great at process and buy in.” (Board member colleague)

“It was a pleasure to be part of a board meeting run so expertly. You do have a special way in literally bring out the best in everyone present!” (Board member colleague)


Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy, United Kingdom: Board member, 2018 – 2020

Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, Plymouth University, United Kingdom: Advisory Board, Chair 2014 – 2018

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England: Board member, 2010 – Chair 2014 – 2017

Planned Parent Votes! RI: Board member 2010 – 2018

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, Founder and Chair 2000 – 2008; Board member, 2008 – 2010

CFRE International: Board member, 1997 – 2003; Chair, 1999 – 2001

Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters Alumni Association: Board member, 1998 – 2001

Rhode Island Coalition of Library Advocates: Officer, 1991-1993; Board member, 1994 -1995

Rhode Island Governor’s Conference on Library and Information Services: Panning Committee member and delegate, 1991

Rhode Island Arts Advocates: Founding President, 1984-1988; Board member, 1988-1990

Family Foundation of North America (Alliance for Children and Families): Board member, 1993-1998

Nonprofit Resources of Southern New England: Board member, 1998 – 2000

State Arts Advocacy League of America: Chair, 1990-1991; Board member, 1986-1995

Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Positions on the international board:

  • Officer, 1991 – 1993, 1995 -1996; Board member, 1984 -1990
  • Member, 21st Century Planning Council, 1991 -1994
  • Dean, First Course in Fund Raising, 1988-1990
  • Faculty, First Course in Fund Raising, Survey Course
  • Member: Ad Hoc International Conference Committee, 1989
  • Strategic Planning Education Task Force, 1987-1988
  • Strategic Planning Internal/External Environment Analysis Subcommittee, 1993

Positions in the AFP Rhode Island Chapter:

  • Board member, 1983-1988; President, 1984 -1987
  • Chair, National Philanthropy Day, 1996 and 1997
  • Conference Committee Chair, 1985
  • Member, Professional Development and Conference Committees

Other volunteer positions: Officer and Board member, Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center of RI; Board member and Chair of MAPS Committee of the United Way of Southeastern New England; faculty for BoardWALK training program of the United Way of America; and President, Looking Glass Theatre. Board member, California Green Academy.

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