Sam Jones, Attorney and Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, has been named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for his recent work as campaign chair for Willis Dady Homeless Services, presented at the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Eastern Iowa Chapter on Tuesday, November 13, at the Cedar Rapids Marriott.
Jones served as chair of a capital campaign that raised $3.1 million for Willis Dady Homeless Services in less time than expected. The funds will be used in part for a major renovation of the Willis Dady property, including a basement storm shelter, expanded rooms, and updates to allow for people with disabilities to access the shelter for the first time in 30 years.
“Helping Willis Dady reach its fundraising goal is the most important and satisfying work that I’ve done in my professional career. When my kids ask what I do when I’m gone during the day, I’m always proudest to talk about Willis Dady,” said Jones.
“I want to thank the Willis Dady staff. What you do every day is so fundamentally important to our community, I’m excited to play a small part in the good that you do, and the success of this capital campaign turns on the work you’ve done, the work you continue to do, and the work you’re going to do moving forward.”
Jones is the fourth Shuttleworth & Ingersoll attorney to be recognized as the recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser by AFP Eastern Iowa in the last six years. Gary Streit and his wife Susie were recognized in 2012, John Bickel in 2013, and Steve Pace in 2014.
Historically, a strong commitment to philanthropy at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll is exemplified by the long list of attorneys who have been recognized by AFP Eastern Iowa, including the firm itself with an award in 1996. The full list of all who have been recognized is as follows, listed chronologically:
- Robert O. Daniel (posthumous), Outstanding Individual Philanthropist (1992)
- Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization (1996)
- Bill and Teddy Shuttleworth, Outstanding Individual Philanthropist (1998)
- Abbott and Joan Lipsky, Outstanding Individual Philanthropist (2000)
- Gary Streit, Benjamin Franklin Award (2001)
- Gary and Susie Streit, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (2012)
- John Bickel, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (2013)
- Steve Pace, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (2014)
- Sam Jones, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser (2018)
About Sam Jones
Sam Jones is an Attorney and Vice President at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll. Sam tries cases to judges and juries. Sam represents individuals and businesses that are forced to go to court to protect their interests. As fewer and fewer cases actually go to trial, Sam has been privileged to develop a courtroom practice. Sam represents a wide range of clients including multiple Fortune 50 Corporations, small businesses, professional service providers (doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, etc.), and individuals. Sam enjoys working with anyone who has been forced to go to Court to defend their rights. Sam has developed an expertise in commercial litigation and construction law. Sam is regularly invited to present speeches to other lawyers about business and construction disputes and his expertise in that area allows him to provide quick, accurate, and economical answers to tough questions.
About AFP Eastern Iowa
AFP Eastern Iowa, a chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), is an association of fundraising professionals committed to advancing philanthropy by encouraging people and organizations to practice effective and ethical fundraising. The Eastern Iowa Chapter represents members throughout Eastern Iowa. The core activities of the Chapter include education, networking, training, advocacy and encouraging the pursuit of professional growth and development. More information at www.afpeasterniowa.org.