President & CEO, The Family League of Baltimore City, Inc.
Jonathon Rondeau joined Family League of Baltimore as President & CEO in February 2013. During Rondeau’s tenure, Family League has focused on strategies to build equity and access to opportunities not only for children and their families, but also hundreds of community-based organizations serving Baltimore residents from cradle to college and career. To this end, Family League has expanded the number and types of community organizations it funds, including increasing the number of grassroots organizations receiving a share of city funds for summer programs, out-of-school-time activities, Community Schools, and others. In 2016, for example, Family League funded 53 nonprofit organizations with budgets under $3 million and enabled 25 small nonprofits with budgets under $1 million, who had never been funded by Family League before, to expand out-of-school time and summer programs serving under-resourced communities.
Rondeau has also prioritized efforts to align investments of city and state dollars and lead collaborative efforts to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of far-reaching initiatives. As the lead implementing partner for B’More for Healthy Babies—a citywide initiative led by the Baltimore City Health Department with Healthcare Access Maryland—Family League has supported the effort to reduce the infant mortality rate for Baltimore City to an unprecedented low in 2016. As the facilitating partner for Baltimore’s Community Schools, Family League is engaged in implementing City Schools’ new Community Schools policy, coordinating school-based partnerships, and seeking further investments to help more children access quality education and support, regardless of their zipcode. Rondeau has also focused on developing Family League’s food access programs into a national model of efficiency, expansion, and quality.
Rondeau, a Baltimore resident, holds a Master’s degree in nonprofit management from Notre Dame of Maryland University and previously served as Chief Program Officer at Melwood, which serves people with differing abilities.
“Family League stands ready, as an innovative collaborator and fiscal steward, to help implement Mayor Pugh’s agenda to improve access to quality education, healthy communities, and safe neighborhoods, so that all Baltimore children and families are empowered to realize their full potential.”