Pasadena-based Fletcher Jones Foundation Awarded Vanguard University with $300,000 Grant

Published : Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 9:06 PM

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The Fletcher Jones Foundation in Pasadena has awarded Vanguard University in Costa Mesa a $300,000 grant for the construction of a new outdoor learning laboratory at the University.

The new facility, expected to be completed by fall, will offer students research opportunities about various ecosystems and environmental problems.

The Fletcher Jones Foundation was incorporated in 1969 in California as a part of Fletcher Jones’ estate plan, which he formulated when he was 39 years old. At the time, he was more engaged in building his business than in focusing on charitable activities. Although he did express some interest in supporting education both at the high school and college level, he never formulated any plan or gave any specific directions with regard to the priorities of his Foundation.

After Fletcher Jones died in a plane crash in 1972, the original Trustees of the Foundation decided that support of the private colleges and universities in California should be their primary emphasis. That policy has been reaffirmed by subsequent Trustees and continues to this day.

The Fletcher Jones Foundation is governed by a distinguished eleven member Board of Trustees drawn from the ranks of business, law, finance, banking, education and government. The Foundation is administered by a two-person staff, based at its office in Pasadena, located at 117 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 600.

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