MARY JO HEIDERMary Jo leads donor stewardship programs, legacy and estate gifts, annual giving, grant management, community outreach, and coordinates more than 450 volunteers for The Circus Arts Conservatory’s year-round performances and events.

Prior to joining The CAC, Mary Jo held senior leadership positions with The Children’s Miracle Network, The Freeman Foundation, The National Association of Manufacturers and The Metropolitan Economic Development Association, for which she was instrumental in the organization’s selection as the national recipient of The  Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and feature in USA Today.  She is an alumna of Florida State University and Missouri Southern State University, is a member of The Association of Fundraising Professionals  and serves as an Advisory Board member for The Life of Riley Foundation.  In addition, she is the proud parent of two Sailor Circus Alumni.