Annual Fund


As a parent or guardian of a JCP student, you are already a member of Friends of Jones! Since its founding in 2009, Friends of Jones has raised more than $1.5 million to provide invaluable support to JCP’s rigorous academic, enrichment and extra-curricular programs that would not be possible through funds allocated by CPS alone. These funds are critical in keeping JCP among the most successful high schools in the state and the nation, and we’re grateful to the strong commitment of the JCP community for its ongoing support.

Funds raised by Friends of Jones have been used to purchase computers, software, laptops, athletic uniforms and travel, classroom technology and supplies, professional development, as well as underwrite Freshman Connection, field trips and countless other rewarding projects that benefit our entire student body.

We have set an ambitious goal for the annual fund:

$250,000 and 100% participation!

With your help, we can do it!

Our 2018-19 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.

Please consider contributing in one of the following ways:

  • Donate now by clicking this link to FOJ Access or by clicking the DONATE NOW button at the top of the page. Recurring payments can be established for your convenience.
  • Send a check payable to FRIENDS OF JONES, 700 S. State St., Chicago, 60605. Choose to print a donation form in English or in Spanish.
  • Donating stockAppreciated stock purchased over a year ago may be donated and a tax deduction 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.
  • Donating from a Charitable Gift Fund: You may donate to Friends of Jones from your Charitable Gift Fund by contacting the fund and ask to designate FOJ as donation recipient or log into your Giving Account and enter FOJ (Tax ID #36-4417670).
  • Employer Matching Funds: Many employers offer matching gift programs. To see if your company offers this program, go to Double the Donation or enter the organization name in the interactive box below.

A BIG Thank you goes out to our GENEROUS group of 2018-19 Annual Fund Donors!

With your help, Jones College Prep will continue SOARING TOWARD EXCELLENCE this year, too!! Thank you in advance for your contribution!

For more information or with any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Amy Fanale, Annual Fund Chair, at

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.