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About Us

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. 

Our Team

As the CEO 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 with her Bachelor's of Biology degree. Her ultimate goal for the organization is to carry on her father's legacy & impact the community.

As the Co-Founder & 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. 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 Media/Marketing 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.

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.


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