Jones Academy has the central task of creating an ideal or prototype learning community within the larger geographical and social community for Choctaw and other Native American youth.
The emphasis is on transforming the learning experience through effort and design to produce a special setting where students are provided the care, attention, resources and success-oriented experiences that promote their development into independent, self-directed successful adults.
“We want to provide Native American students with opportunities to be successful in life by helping them build a solid educational foundation in a safe, supportive environment”
Gary Batton, Chief, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Founded by the Choctaw Nation in 1891, Jones Academy has provided a home and education to American Indian children from as many as 29 different federally recognized tribes across the United States. Each year approximately 200 students in grades 1-12 live on campus in a nurturing activity-filled environment.
Jones Academy strives to involve all students in cultural, educational and recreational activities in a special setting where students are given the care, attention, and resources needed to ensure they develop into independent, self-directed adults.
Dear Friend of Jones Academy:
Private support is essential to the continued expansion of facilities and quality programming for Jones Academy’s American Indian youth.
Jones Academy seeks financial commitments from individuals, corporations, organizations, and foundations to enhance facilities and programs at Jones Academy in order to provide exceptional educational and life experiences for these American Indian children.
100% of your donation goes toward Jones Academy and its students. All administrative costs are covered by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and all Foundation board members serve voluntarily.
The Choctaw Nation takes great pride in Jones Academy, from its beautiful rural setting to the success stories of so many young American Indians that were educated here since the academy’s founding in 1891. We foresee many future local, tribal, and national leaders produced by this school. We hope that you will join us in paving a way for them.
You can help ensure a clear, successful on-going future for Jones Academy - and American Indian youth - with your generous donation.
Gary Batton, Chief
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Ways To Give to the Jones Academy Fund
There are many ways you can give to the Jones Academy Fund – and you can designate how your gift will be used.
How to give to the Jones Academy Fund:
- Personal check or cashier’s check (the most frequently used method - please print the donation form below and attach with your check).
- Pledge an amount to be paid in installments
- In-Kind gifts
- Matching gifts from employees and their company
- Real Estate
- Tangible personal property
- Non-traditional investments
- Planned Giving (by will or life-income)
You can designate how your gift will be used
You can designate how your gift to Jones Academy will be used:
- To help build an endowment (which will be matched by the Choctaw Nation) guaranteeing future security.
- General, unspecified gift to be used as needed.
- Scholarships for Jones graduates
- A specific use or program for which no special fund has been established (must fall under the scope of the Academy’s mission).
For More Information
1-800-522-6170 Ext. 2639
Private support offered by individuals, corporations, foundations, or other organizations is essential to the continued expansion of facilities and quality educational programming for Jones Academy’s American Indian youth.
Jones Academy Foundation seeks financial commitments from individuals, corporations, organizations, and foundations to enhance facilities and programs at Jones Academy in order to provide exceptional educational and life experiences for these American Indian children.
100% of your donation goes toward Jones Academy and its students. Any administrative costs are covered by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and all board members serve voluntarily.
Appraisals of real and personal property donated to the Foundation shall be done in accordance with IRS regulations and any expenses incurred will normally be the donor’s responsibility (the Foundation Chairman must approve any costs borne by the Foundation).
The Foundation cannot accept gifts for the academy which involve unlawful discrimination based upon race, religion, sex, age, national origin, color, handicap, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws and regulations, or that violate the Foundation’s certificate of incorporation of bylaws.