Friends of Jones hosts a variety of fun events throughout the year. Whether it's getting dressed to the nines, run/walking a 5K, jamming to the blues or toasting with Dr. Powers, FOJ events provide parents the opportunity to socialize while raising funds for important programs.
Runners and walkers of all ages and capabilities are welcome at the Eagle Run. Participants will receive official timed results, a commemorative t-shirt*, refreshments during the event and a finisher medal. Awards will be given out to the top three male and female student, faculty and supporter finishers. Again, this year we are excited to host the Eagle Dash. A free race for the little Eagles under the age of ten.
*To guarantee a t-shirt you must register by October 1st. Entrance fees will increase on October 2nd. Register today!
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Start Time: 10:00am
South Loop Drive and Russell Drive
If you are interested in helping with the 2019 5K, please contact: Andy.Newmark@friendsofjones.org
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 4TH ANNUAL 5K EAGLE RUN!
We had a record-breaking year! Here are just a few highlights of our 2018 Eagle Run:
470 participants (up 6% from last year)
48 faculty/staff ran in this years event
49 clubs/teams received 5K payouts
Thanks to ticket sales and sponsors we generated over $11K in profits (up 9% from last year)
(FOLLOWING ARE THE TOP 25 IN ORDER OF 5K PAYOUTS):
- Boys Cross Country
- Girls Cross Country
- Boys Soccer
- Girls Volleyball
- Class of 2022
- Class of 2021
- Girls Soccer
- Girls Softball
- Boys Water Polo
- Boys Baseball
- Dance Team
- Class of 2019
- Robotics Club
- Class of 2020
- Girls Swimming
- Medical Club
- Boys Volleyball
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- Model UN Team
- Asian Club
- JCP Choir
- Girls Water Polo
- Chess Club
- French Club
- Boys Swimming
Every October, Parents, the Friends of Jones Board, JCP Administration, Staff and Teachers meet up at Buddy Guy's Legends, 700 S. Wabash, to socialize and listen to extraordinary music.
This adults-only event features entertainment from the Jones College Prep band and Buddy Guy musicians as well as a Southern buffet dinner and cash bar.
MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED OUR 2018 FALL FRIEND-RAISER!
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
On a frosty evening in March,
Dr. Powers and the JCP Assistant Principals
take over Kasey’s Tavern for
JONES COLLEGE PREP GUEST BARTENDER NIGHT!
All tips go to support programs at Jones College Prep. Admission is free!
Buy your own drinks and tip generously to support our school!
THE ONLINE AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED. MANY THANKS TO ALL OF OUR BIDDERS!
The online auction is a critical fundraising component of our annual Gala. It's your chance to nab some fabulous items -- sports and theater tickets, a northside or southside staycation, restaurant gift cards and more -- and know that every winning bid goes to support the programs that are important to Jones.
With over 250 items available, there's truly something for everyone.
The 2019 online auction ran from 8:00am Monday, April 29th to 11:59pm on Friday, May 10th.
ONE OF OUR BIGGEST EVENTS OF THE YEAR…THE FOJ SPRING GALA!
THE 2019 SPRING GALA WAS HELD ON:
FRIDAY, MAY 10TH, 2019
6:00PM – 11:30PM
THE PALMER HOUSE HILTON
Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and join us for the party of the year, the FOJ Spring Gala. This fun evening includes a sit-down dinner with wine, 2 complimentary drink tickets, live auction, and paddle raise. To top off the night, you can dance the night away with a DJ spinning both the latest hits and oldies.
The Spring Gala is one of Friends of Jones biggest fundraising events. Proceeds directly support the programs that set our school apart.
This year, in conjunction with the bicentennial of Illinois, Jones College Prep has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects as one of Illinois’ 200 Great Places. We are gathering in May to celebrate our children as well as this honor.
Don’t miss this night of festivities and giving!
Become a Spring Gala Sponsor
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 costs associated with 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.Please contact Jane.Goodrich@friendsofJones.
org for questions or more information on becoming a Gala sponsor.
JOIN FELLOW PARENTS
FOR A FUN ADULTS' NIGHT OUT TO RAISE MONEY FOR JONES COLLEGE PREP!!
Some of our favorite Chicago pizza places are competing to see who has the best crust, the best sauce, and the best overall taste! And YOU get to vote!! The JCP Jazz Band will be the entertainment. Featuring raffle tickets, gift certificates, beer, wine and, of course, PIZZA!
Thursday, May 30, 2019
6pm - 9pm
The Grace Place
637 S. Dearborn Street
Ticket price includes pizza, beer, wine, soft drinks and a raffle ticket for some fantastic prizes. Additional raffle tickets will be available for sale that night. Please Note: This is an adults-only event.
MANY THANKS TO OUR COMPETING PIZZERIAS!