The Raymond K. Jones Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Indianapolis, IN. Our mission is to assist families who have been victimized to gun violence, by providing educational resources & bereavement assistance.
Meet The Team
As the President of the organization, Whitney develops and implements strategies aiming to promote the organization's mission & voice. Whitney graduated from Ben Davis High School in 2007 & later graduated from Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI) in 2017. She obtained her Bachelors of Biology degree & is excited about starting her new career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Her ultimate goal for the organization is to carry on her fathers legacy & impact the community.
As the Vice President & Treasurer of the organization, Terri oversees the management of the financial affairs as well as assists the President with designing the organizations' overall mission, values and strategic goals. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse who has dedicated twenty nine years to helping others in the healthcare industry . As a travel nurse she has enjoyed providing care across the country.
Terri married Raymond K Jones in 1994 & had two children Whitney and Jaylon. After Raymond’s untimely death she vowed to uphold the importance of education and both children acquired Bachelor degrees. Her mission now is to continue the legacy of empowering students to dream big and achieve their educational goals.
As the Secretary of the organization, Jessica manages all of the organization's internal communications. Jessica graduated from Ball State University with a double major in Risk Management Insurance and Business Administration. She is currently a Case Manager with a Life insurance company in Indianapolis. She is passionate about helping people. She enjoys traveling, arts and crafts, and trying new things.
As the Community Outreach Director, Terrence manages the outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances & other communication opportunities. Terrence was born in Jackson, Mississippi on 6/20/1988. He was uprooted to Indianapolis, Indiana in 2002 at the start of his freshman year attending Ben Davis. While at Ben Davis he was active in football, basketball, track, marching band and the debate team. After graduating in 2006 he attended his first year at Vincennes University being apart of the cross country and track program. Terrence wrap up his degree at IUPUI with a Bachelors in Education in 2010. During his time in the education field, he work at Crispus Attucks and Tindley. Terrence also used coaching to give back o the community. At Attucks he was the Head Track Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach. He would also spend his summers in the AAU world helping young gain scholarship opportunities. His success on and off the court has been measured in numerous of ways on and off the court. Terrence is still active in the community and plans to make a huge impact with the foundation. With multiple years in the coaching world Terrence knew he wanted to be around sports long term. With taking a step back from coaching he took a position with the NCAA organization. Terrence credits his biggest success are his two kids Xavier and Brielle Johnson.
As the Director of the organization, Dawn assists with implementing strategies aiming to promote the organization's mission as well assists with fundraising strategies. Dawn is an award-winning journalist and novelist. A former columnist and reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Turner spent a decade and a half writing about race and class in America, as well as telling the individual stories of people who fly below the radar. Turner has written commentary for The Washington Post, “The CBS Sunday Morning News Show,” National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” show and the “Chicago Tonight” show. In 2014, Turner won a Nieman Journalism fellowship at Harvard University and in 2018 she served as a fellow at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. She is the author of two novels (published by Crown/Random House).
As the Director of the organization, Debra assists with implementing strategies aiming to promote the organization's mission. Debra graduated from Northwest High School and later obtained an associate's and bachelor's degree from Oakland City University. Debra has a strong desire to be useful in the community. Her goal for the organization is to construct a bridge of hope for families and individuals whose lives have been impacted by gun violence. She is wanting to use "Our Story" to shed light on unique situations between victims and perpetrators where there is a possibility of true forgiveness.