Simone Hardeman-Jones GreenLight Twin Cities
Simone Hardeman-Jones is the founding Executive Director of GreenLight Fund Twin Cities. Using a community centered and resident-led approach to philanthropy, Simone builds facilitates game-changing collaborations so community residents, especially those historically impacted by systemic racial and economic inequities can thrive.
Simone has a deep understanding of the role that systems of inequity play in the lives of those most underestimated in our communities and has committed her career to dismantling them. Her innovation and ability to build partnerships is demonstrated through her leadership of GreenLight Fund Twin Cities. Simone began her career in public policy, serving in a variety of policy roles including as policy advisor to U.S Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) and in the Obama Administration for nearly four years in a variety of roles, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. Simone holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree from The American University in Washington, D.C. Simone holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree from The American University in Washington D.C.