There are many ways to contribute to Jones College Prep. Friends of Jones coordinates a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to help support Jones in areas that CPS funding does not cover. The funds raised have been used to purchase computers, software, laptops, athletic uniforms and travel, classroom technology and supplies, as well as underwrite professional development, field trips and countless other rewarding projects that benefit our entire student body and keep JCP among the most successful high schools in the state and the nation.



Monday - Friday

July 15 - July 26, 2019 (2 full weeks)

8:00am - 12:00pm

The cost of Freshman Connection is paid for solely by donations from parents and guardians.

Friends of Jones believe that the first step to successful high school experience is Freshman Connection. Freshman Connection is a two-week summer program offered to all rising freshmen that helps build the culture of unity and inclusion that characterizes the student body.

Chicago Public Schools no longer funds Freshman Connection, therefore, Friends of Jones works diligently to raise funds so that EVERY JCP FRESHMAN can attend. But we need your help.


The cost of the Freshman Connection program is roughly $65,000 each year. In order to cover this cost, the suggested family donation is $250. Any amount families are able to donate is welcome and appreciated. If you are able, please consider making a donation above the suggested amount in order to provide this program to all our students.

Through your generous donations, Friends of Jones will be able to provide this experience to all incoming freshmen – regardless of their ability to donate.




Our 2019-20 annual fund campaign is officially underway. A meaningful gift from you, in any amount, is a meaningful gift to the FOJ campaign. 100% participation by the JCP family demonstrates that our community is deeply committed to supporting its mission and the Grad at Grad values of Jones College Prep.

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You can contribute in any of the following ways:

Send a Check

Send a check payable to FRIENDS OF JONES, along with a donation form, to 700 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605. Download the Donation Form in English or the Donation Form in Spanish.

Donate Stock

Appreciated stock purchased over a year ago may be donated and a tax deduction is taken for the full market value of the gifted stock as of the date of the gift (up to 30% of adjusted gross income) and because the stock is donated rather than sold, there is no capital gains tax. (Please consult your tax advisor). If you would like to donate stocks/securities from a brokerage account, please initiate a direct wire transfer with your broker to Friends of Jones. Our account info is Ameritrade DTC: 0188, Account Name: Friends of Jones (account number available upon request). Please have your broker indicate your name and acknowledgment information. Please notify FOJ at immediately after the transfer by emailing your name, address, telephone number, stock name with the CUSIP code and number of shares transferred so we know who to thank for the donation.

Donate From A Charitable Gift Fund

You may donate to Friends of Jones from your Charitable Gift Fund by contacting the fund and asking to designate FOJ as a donation recipient or log in to your Giving Account and enter FOJ (Tax ID #36-4417670).

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Friends of Jones has secured clearance to sell 31 light post banners around our school on State, Harrison, Dearborn, and Polk Streets.

The banners sell for $2,000, $4,000 and $6,000, depending on location, and each will include the sponsor’s name along with their choice of one of the Jones Grad at Grad values, including:

Intellectually Competent
Socially Skilled and Mature
Socially Just and Responsible
Well-Rounded and Holistic

Money raised will be used to support Jones College Prep, funding items the school needs that are not covered by the CPS budget. A commitment during the 2018-2019 school year means your banner will be produced, posted and remain hanging until May 30, 2020. Is your company interested in supporting one of the best schools in the state? 

Learn more about the various Sponsorship Levels. View the map of banner locations. Ready to commit? Download a Corporate Sponsorship form.

Questions? Please contact

We'd like to thank the following sponsors for their support:











Every Spring, Friends of Jones runs an online auction as another way to raise funds for our school. Our success each year depends largely on donations from families and the people they know. We want this auction to be our best yet! Please consider securing/donating: gift cards in any demonination; sports tickets; Lollapalooza or concert tickets; stays at vacation homes; special event opportunities; unique experiences not available to the public, etc.

Email us with your contribution or use the attached form to enter a donation. Items and forms can be dropped off in the Jones main office, Attn: Friends of Jones Online Auction. Donations are due by Friday, March 30.

Contact or with questions or forms.



Becoming a Spring Gala sponsor is a great way for businesses and individuals to make a significant impact. We are seeking sponsorships that range from $1,000 – $10,000. Sponsors help us underwrite the event so that the funds we raise that evening will go toward benefitting the students and programs at our school.

As a sponsor, you will receive tickets to the event on May 10. In addition, your name/logo will receive exposure to over 250,000 people during the online auction from April 29 – May 10, 2019, as well as will be displayed on monitors at the Gala.

Click here for more information about Gala Sponsorship. Download the Gala Sponsorship form here.

Please contact for questions or more information on becoming a Gala sponsor.



FOJ is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution to Friends of Jones is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The Friends of Jones tax ID is 36-441-7670. Your tax-deductible acknowledgment will be sent via email or USPS. Please retain for your records.