Friends of Jones is the parent and guardian-run, non-profit organization, that supports Jones College Prep as an institution of academic excellence.


The Friends of Jones mission is to build community, engage volunteers and raise funds to support the many outstanding opportunities at Jones with a focus on the development and experiences of the “whole” student while at Jones.





Three Ways to Give!



On average, Friends of Jones grants more than $140,000 a year to support students, teachers, staff and clubs, provides more than 1,500 volunteer hours and supports countless community building events.

Our Friends of Jones Fundraising goal is to raise $150,000+ through Annual Fund Donations, Sponsorships and Fundraising Events. We kindly ask for your support to help us reach our goal with a donation to our Annual Fund!

 New This Year!

  • The first 150 donors with a minimum donation of $100 or more will receive a Limited Edition Billy the Eagle car magnet!
  • The first 15 donors with a minimum donation of $2,500 may select any one (1) of the available Jones College Prep Mission Statement street banners on State, Harrison, or Polk streets to sponsor.

Every donation makes a difference! 

Please help support the entire Jones College Prep community by donating at a level that is personally meaningful to you and your family.

Friday, March 8th

7:00 - 9:00pm

Doors open at 6:45pm; food and open bar from 7:00 - 9:00pm

Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

1401 S. Michigan

Tickets on sale until March 1

FEBRUARY 26, 2024


6:00 - 7:30pm

The next FOJ Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2024, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom and is open to all members of the Jones community. If you would like to attend via Zoom, please contact info@friendsofjones.org to request a link to the meeting.

Your Generosity Has Impact

Through our collective fundraising efforts, Friends of Jones provides vital funding to support initiatives and programs for projects big and small. Friends of Jones follows a grant funding process to help ensure your generosity has the greatest impact on the students of Jones.

Recent grants have made it possible for our students/staff to have/attend:

  • Start-up funds for student clubs
  • Registration fees for clubs in competitions
  • Funds to support community-building events
  • Subscriptions to academic resource materials
  • Transportation for athletic team travel in and around the city
  • Support for school-sponsored trips and competitions
  • Costumes, props and scenery for the school play and musical
  • Sport team uniforms
  • Supplies for clubs
  • Freshman Connection
  • Welcome and Graduation signage


Active participation in FOJ is one way for parents to feel connected to their student's experience and the larger Jones community! Whether you can give an hour a week or just help every now and then, getting involved will be rewarding and fun.