Ben Jones has been the Associate Director of Development at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts since April 2016, overseeing the general operations and fundraising strategy implementation for the department as well as managing a portfolio of donor relationships. The development department at the Mann raises more than $4 million annually and is currently engaged in a $43.5 million campaign for capital projects and endowment growth. Ben previously served as the Director of Development at the William Way LGBT Community Center; the Director of Education Programs and Business Development at Destination Imagination, Inc.; and as a high school administrator and teacher in Dallas, TX. Ben is a native Texan that made Philadelphia his home in 2014, though he still contends that a barbecue sandwich beats a cheesesteak every time. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas, Baylor University, and Liberty University.