Meet the Development Team
Cami Best-Jones, Director of Development
Cami manages CBA’s development and fundraising programs and special events including the Annual Auction & Gala, Golf Classic, Annual Giving and Planned Giving Programs, and campus tours for donors and community members. We asked Cami what she enjoys most about working at CBA: “Everyone has a personal story about how CBA has touched their lives, and I get to hear them all! The real treat for me is finding opportunities for donors to support our students in areas that they are most passionate about.”
Kelli James, Special Events Coordinator & Development Assistant
Kelli supports all of CBA’s special events such as Grandfriends Day, the Chairman’s Reception, Golf Classic, and the Annual Auction & Gala. You may see her on campus setting up for an event, or out in the community collecting donations for the silent auction. We asked Kelli why she thinks CBA is so special: “I believe an individual’s success in life stems completely from their experiences and the fact that CBA offers a truly positive, fun, and empowering educational experience for our students really moves me. These kids will have an advantage as a result of their time here—how cool is that?"
Doug Rashkind, Alumni Relations Coordinator
Doug not only serves CBA alumni, he is an alumnus himself! He coordinates alumni socials, alumni Homecoming activities, and always seems to know what our alumni are up to. We asked Doug how he stays so connected with our alumni, after they have left campus: “Having been a student at CBA, I can personally relate to our students and alumni! I make a point to connect with each student and as many alumni as possible. Although social media is a popular source of communication in today’s world, I also still connect with alumni in the old fashion way—telephone and email.”