Community Support Services Welcomes New Senior Director

(Joplin, MO) – Community Support Services of Missouri (CSS) is pleased to welcome Jayde Thomas as the new Senior Director of Development Operations and Strategy. Thomas will be responsible for fundraising, donor stewardship and identifying additional revenue opportunities for the agency. Thomas’ experience includes over seven years at Freeman Health System in the development office. In her time there she was promoted twice to become the Development and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in marketing from Missouri Southern State University.

“I’m excited to join the CSS team in supporting and providing opportunities for the individuals we serve here in our community,” commented Thomas. “I’m looking forward to connecting our donors and supporters with meaningful ways to support and further our mission.” Thomas is a life-long resident of the area and makes her home in Joplin with her daughter.

About Community Support Services of Missouri:

Community Support Services of Missouri has been making opportunities happen since 1978 for individuals in our community with developmental disabilities. We offer several different services to individuals and their families including behavioral fitness, case management, community services, residential care and early childhood services. We offer seamless services for individuals from birth through adulthood. This continuity of care helps to ensure that individuals are given the best supportive services needed in all stages of their lives.


Kirstie Smith, Vice President Administrative Services
Community Support Services of Missouri

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