Coca-Cola Foundation Chair to Retire after 30 Years

The Coca-Cola Company has announced that senior VP of Global Community Connections and Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation, Ingrid Saunders Jones, will retire after 30 years of distinguished service with the Company, effective June 1.

Jones joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1982 and has held roles of increasing responsibility around the Company’s corporate giving and community outreach. She has served as Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation since 1991.

During her three-decade Coca-Cola career, Jones (pictured above) has led the transformation of the Company’s philanthropic outreach, growing a U.S.-focused program into a global campaign, which now includes water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling and education programs worldwide.

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Under Jones’ leadership, The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded more than $500 million to thousands of community organizations worldwide.

“Over the past 30 years, I have been grateful to work for a company that commits the talent and time of its employees and its philanthropic dollars to issues and organizations that empower and enhance the lives of others,” said Jones.

Lisa Borders

Lisa Borders

The Coca-Cola Company also announced Lisa Borders will succeed Jones as VP of Global Community Connections and Chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation, effective May 1.

Borders joins Coca-Cola after serving as president of the Grady Health Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Grady Health System – Georgia’s public hospital and Atlanta’s premier level I trauma center.

Borders will report to Bea Perez, VP and chief sustainability officer, The Coca-Cola Company.

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