Jackie Smithson joined St. Edward as Director of Development in 2006, bringing with her a background in education and logistics. She was known to many at St. Edward as Miss Jackie, Kindergarten teacher, from her previous employment as an educator in our school during the 1990’s. Jackie left education to pursue a career in the business world. She was a project manager for a logistics department in a large retail chain. During this time, Jackie volunteered for a local nonprofit, sat on their board and chaired a department. It was throughout these years that she really became interested in nonprofit work including event planning and fundraising. Desiring to return to Catholic education, Jackie brought all she learned in the corporate world and in her nonprofit work putting it to use for the greater good of St. Edward Church and School. Jackie is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is currently continuing her education for certification as Certified Fund Raising Executive. She has also participated as a member of the stewardship committee for the Diocese of Nashville.
Call on Jackie to assist you with becoming involved with St. Edward, whether it is through a financial gift, annual or planned giving, organizing a community or fundraising event, volunteering your skills and time, or communicating all the great things about our church and school.
When not “developing”, Jackie likes spending time with her husband, six children and two furry children. She also enjoys camping, gardening and trips to the beach.