Your Team in Strengthening Philanthropy for the Virgin Islands
Our staff members are often seen out in the field, overseeing historic restoration projects, coordinating education work groups on policy research, or conducting site visits to ensure our sponsored projects meet with success. We enjoy working with community members to brainstorm and problem solve and we look forward to hearing from you. You can always call us directly at 340.773.9898.
Deanna J. James
Deanna James was moved from Executive Director to President of the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development in February of 2019. She has held a number of executive level positions at the Foundation during her 15 year tenure, overseeing general operations, grantmaking, and program development.
Jonathan Williams joined the St. Croix Foundation team in the summer of 2016, after working with a national health nonprofit where I was able to hone my development skills. As a native son of St. Croix, Jonathan directly impacts the lives of Crucians through his role as Development Coordinator, interfacing with countless community partners, donors, board members and other nonprofits to achieve holistic community development.
Prior to joining the St. Croix Foundation in 2009 as Site Coordinator for the Model School Intuitive, Magali served as the Administrative Assistant for Mountains Market, Inc. By the end of June 2010, Magali began to wear many hats at the Foundation: from supporting the Foundation’s partner school, Elena Christian Junior High School, make school-wide improvements to serving as Data Coordinator for the Ryan White Program, Accounting Clerk and Event Coordinator and now Operations Coordinator, Magali’s community and organizational knowledge is invaluable.
Esther Clifford has worked in Fiscal Operations for over 20 years and provides her expertise in service to the St. Croix Foundation and the community it serves. Prior to coming to the Foundation, Esther was employed in the Public Sector overseeing audits.
As a former teacher turned program officer, Lilli Cox has been with the Foundation since 2005 and works primarily on the Foundation’s community development programming, grantmaking, and development. Lilli works with a diverse team of private, public, and civic agencies to support broad-based projects in the areas of public safety, public education policy, the Nonprofit Consortium, and works closely with grantees and scholarship recipients far beyond the award check.